Is the UPE program breeding learning inequalities?
Uganda's Universal Primary Education (UPE) program struggles with funding and overcrowded classrooms. Despite significant enrollments since its introduction in 1997, concerns over the quality of education persist, with literacy rates below SDG targets. Some urban parents agree to pay additional charges to ensure their children receive a better education, but this raises questions about inequality. As the government grapples with the issue, the future of millions of UPE learners hangs in the balance. Discover the challenges and complexities of promoting inclusive and equitable education in Uganda's evolving landscape.
How Kalangala Is ‘Silently’ Becoming a Hub For Domestic Human Trafficking In Uganda
In Ssese Islands of Kalangala district, a dark secret lies hidden beneath the surface. Children and young women, trafficked from various regions, find themselves trapped in a web of exploitation across Mazinga, Bubeke, and Bugoma islands. Forced into labor, commercial sex, forced marriage, and drug trafficking, these victims are caught in a ruthless cycle of abuse. NGOs like Kalangala Human Rights Defenders and Maria Theresa Foundation Kalangala work tirelessly to rescue and resettle survivors, but the fight against human trafficking in Uganda's idyllic islands continues.
The doctors on the frontlines; fighting unsafe abortions
An abortion is a procedure to end a pregnancy. It uses medicine or surgery to remove the embryo or fetus and placenta from the uterus. The procedure is done by a licensed healthcare professional.
On the Go | The Dark Side of Labour Externalization | Official Documentary | AIIJ
The Dark Side of Labor Externalization is a documentary that is seeking to reemphasize the dangerous conditions of Ugandan workers in the Gulf. Much has been said about the improvement of the working conditions, mistreatment, and risks but the cases of maltreatment that are sometimes fatal have only increased. The documentary captures real-life experiences, those that have returned in bad shape, and an unfortunate fatal case.
Second Chance - An AIIJ Documentary
A teenage mother of triplets has dropped out of school. She did not get a second chance at an education. While she tells us her story, another 14 year old girl in the same village is 8months pregnant, she is studying while pregnant. her teachers want to give her a second a chance. Another is Breastfeeding while in school. She is trying out a second chance at an education. We tell the tale of second chances in Uganda's fight to end teenage pregnancies.
Ugandas Forgotten Crisis
While we would want to uphold our moral and religious stand of no sex before marriage. Girls as young as 12 years are getting pregnant. Married women too are victims of unwanted pregnancies like in the case of the lady you will find out in the podcast who lost her life. In most cases, they see abortion as the only option out of the tight spot yet it is illegal according to the Constitution.