Disability in Uganda

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At this year's Bridging the Gap for African women workshop in Kampala Uganda, a woman and her companion sat quietly on the sunny side of the room. We had a lively Question and Answer session and it was my job to pass the mic around the room and she was the last person I handed the mic to. The woman said I am a visually impaired woman and I would like to thank the … [Read more...]

Can Fairtrade lift farmers in Uganda and Ethiopia out of poverty?

Women sorting coffee beans  in Mbale Eastern Uganda

According to a much discussed report by Professor Cramer from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) the answer to this question is not necessarily and according the school's website these are the key findings from Professor Cranmer's research Most rural people in Ethiopia and Uganda enjoy a much higher standard of living than seasonal and casual agricultural … [Read more...]

International Women’s Day Conference- Kampala 2014

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On Thursday 6 March 2014, Business Executives, NGOs, Academics and Uganda's youth gathered in Kampala to discuss the future development agenda and in particular the issue of access to jobs. These are some of the tweets from that discussion [View the story "International Women's Day" on Storify] … [Read more...]