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17 October 2017

Awarding fresh ideas in young innovators

Noelle Aryanyijuka is known as the “pad girl” across rural communities and refugee settlements in Uganda. She is the Chief Executive Officer of EcoSmart Pads, a youth-led Ugandan startup that makes biodegradable disposable sanitary pads from sugarcane residue.  “I wanted to create an impact in rural communities and for girls

16 October 2017

Fistula: Restoring hope and healing through male involvement

Twenty-three year old Beatrice Katushabe was only 19 years when she met 24-year-old Mike Tumusiime. The casual labourer and then teenage girl both from Ruhama in Ntungamo district in south western Uganda got married and she conceived in the same year. The evening the UNFPA team met Katushabe, she was recovering from a fistula

16 October 2017

“I supported my wife through pregnancy to ensure a safe birth”

Bidibidi Settlement, Uganda: Twenty -eight year old Moses Mila and his wife Josephine Angua are refugees from South Sudan living in Bidibidi refugee settlement, Yumbe district. The couple arrived in August 2016, with their three- year- old son and two months later, Josephine became pregnant with their second child.  “When I

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Youth Enterprise Model Uganda
Youth Enterprise Model Uganda
Female Genital Mutilation: Minister wants dowry payment banned
Female Genital Mutilation: Minister wants dowry payment banned
 Engaging Women Parliamentarians on Ending FGM and Child Marriage
Engaging Women Parliamentarians on Ending FGM and Child Marriage

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Educating, empowering and employing Uganda’s next generation

Funded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and implemented by UNFPA in partnership with Communication for Development Foundation Uganda, Reproductive Health Uganda and Straight Talk Foundation, YEM aims to ens

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