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RUKUNGIRI: The Minister of Health (General Duties) Hon. Sarah Opendi has asked the leadership of Rukungiri district to come up with by-laws to address child and forced marriages by making parents and community leaders accountable. Officiating at the commemoration of the international day to end obstetric fistula in the southwestern district of Rukungiri on May 23, Opendi said underage marriages and teenage pregnanc...
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UNFPA has established a partnership forum with heads of over 25 private sector companies to address gender-based violence (GBV) at the work place. The Corporate Collective against GBV will bring together private sector companies to work collaboratively with UNFPA to improve their capacity to prevent, mitigate and respond to incidences of GBV. The initiative is convened by Mr. Patrick Bitature the chairperson of the...
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ADJUMANI/MOYO/YUMBE: Twelve-year-old Job Andama is a hero in his school. Not that he is superman, but for a great cause of championing the making of reusable sanitary pads used by adolescent girls to make them comfortable during their menses and keep them in school. “This is how a reusable sanitary pad is made. You need the following: some cotton fabric, a pair of scissors, needle and thread and a button,” says ill...