According to sources, we might be getting some more autobiographies published. Here is a short list of Ugandan women in the public space who we hear are working on their stories, and whose stories we look forward to:
It does not matter if whoever has the scalpel thinks this is the best choice. The job of the health worker, and whomever has information, is to give (accurate) information. Explain the rationale for your advice and let the bearer of the fallopian tubes decide. They are not communal property.
President Museveni, who is currently campaigning for another term, has been the president of Uganda since 1986. One of the promises he has made on the campaign trail is that should he be re-elected, his government will provide free sanitary pads to girls in school. He made the pledge on the fourth day of his campaign trail, in Alebtong district. It is probably the first time in this country that a president has talked about women’s sanitary needs: and used it to ask for votes, too.
It was hard to feel safe during the time after the Anti-Porn Act was passed and hooligans across the country were undressing women (owing, in large part, to remarks from Minister of Ethics and Integrity Simon Lokodo). Anyone was game. Skirts. Tights. Jeans. As different boda boda men have insisted to me, they are aware…
When we started the Mon Weekly Brief, we sent it out twice- to a listserv and then as a blogpost. Which might have confused the people that followed us in both places.
For the month of May; these were the briefs sent out.
June 3rd was (and always is) Uganda Martyrs’ Day. The most widely-known, and celebrated, martyrs are men, as men were mostly the ones that got killed. This year, we tweeted the story of Clara Nalumansi- Uganda’s first recorded woman martyr.
Because Twitter has the habit of moving on quickly, we joined Storify and curated our tweets on Princess Clara Nalumansi.
Welcome to this week’s edition of our weekly round-up of the main happenings in the Ugandan women’s world! On CBS FM, presenters and callers talked about the role of a man’s mother in a marriage (today, mid-morning). One male caller said that a mother might object to certain things like the dress code of his…