At a political rally of November 2015, the then Presidential Yoweri Museveni of Uganda promised to provide free sanitary pads to schoolgirls if elected. He argued that girls should not have to miss school because they cannot access sanitary pads. Naturally there was a lot of excitement amongst those of us with an interest in menstrual hygiene when Museveni won the … [Read more...] about Uganda: There is no money for sanitary pads
Women and girl children around the world including Africa, face great adversity, violence, child marriage, injustice, poverty, domestic, structures within society and new traditions (within Africa) which are deliberately imposed to keep women down and oppressed. Stereotypes and perceptions which are meant to define them, rather than uplift them. As we all know, women are the … [Read more...] about The Plight of African Women today
The bride price has been a part of Africa for as far back as we can verify (and beyond). Over the years, with the influence of capitalism and the dire situations our continent faces, the practice has evolved in many ways. While we cannot deny the fact the bride price plays an integral role in our traditions and culture, it is paramount for us to stop for a moment to … [Read more...] about Bride Price: Good or Bad?
When it comes to Africa in the media, the only stories one hears are almost always negative. African people are tired of hearing the same old stories of war, drugs, terrorists which the West enjoys to pander as if these were the only stories to come out of the continent. If truth be told it is mediocre on the West’s part who are not necessarily just too lazy to tell the truth, … [Read more...] about Celebrating African Cinema: LANTANDA GUINEA BISSAU
Towards the end of September this year, a woman sparked a hot debate online when she declared that she had an abortion and she was proud of it. The response was animated and disturbing. Other women who had, had abortions came out to declare that they were proud of their decision. Christians came out and condemned the act and in my view tried as much as possible to … [Read more...] about Rethinking Abortion In Kenya and Africa