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Scarred, humiliated and forgotten

Muguru Na Nyori (Kenya) – They all refuse to forget the scars – the abuses. And the longer they grieve, the wider the rift of distrust widens. For all are confused about whom to fear: the loose bandits who terrorise Northern Kenya, or the government-made ‘bad boy’ General Service Unit (GSU) personnel who came here and tortured, murdered, raped and stole with impunity.

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Dangerous Combo: Violence in Pregnancy and HIV in South Africa

Johannesburg- When Phumzile Khoza* came to the central Johannesburg antenatal clinic on a chilly day in August 2013, she was feeling on edge. Not about the medical procedures – she already had two children – but about talking to the nurse.

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Scientific statement from the Ministry of Health on homosexuality

THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA
Ministry of Health

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Tech can give women the space to fight for their rights

Big talk should be combined with small-tech advances to help the world’s poor women, says Henrietta Miers. Aid agencies have ambitious goals to empower women in the developing world. Yet many feminists believe donors’ gender policies are depoliticised — that they fail to address the unequal power balances between men and women.

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Uganda’s Human Rights Record Plunges With Signing of Anti-Gay Law

Kampala – Uganda’s gays are bracing themselves for a spate of arrests and harassment as the country’s draconian anti-gay bill was signed into law by President Yoweri Museveni on Monday, Feb. 24.

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Surviving Zimbabwe’s Anti-Gay Laws

Bulawayo – Matthew Jacobs* has been married for two years but his wife doesn’t know that he is also in a relationship with someone else. If his secret were discovered, it could result in him ending up in jail. His crime? Being in a same-sex relationship.

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