Uganda

Remembering Alice: Refugees in Uganda Then And Now

Nikki van der Gaag | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK
Nikki van der Gaag

Twenty years ago, Nikki van der Gaag, now Director of Gender Justice and Women's Rights at Oxfam, visited Ikafe, a refugee settlement in northern Ugan...

One Million Refugees. One Million Needless Tragedies

Carey Lodge | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK
Carey Lodge

Uganda is now hosting one million South Sudanese refugees © World Vision 2017 It's been one year since Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in northern Uga...

Without Contraception, Ugandan Girls Are Seen As An Accident Waiting To Happen

Dr Carole Sekimpi | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK
Dr Carole Sekimpi

We know getting contraception to every woman who wants it is going to be a big challenge, one of the largest ever undertaken. I'm inspired by the future I see for my own daughters and I know we can do it. We have to do it.

Those Who Say The Refugee Crisis Is Not Our Problem, Are The Problem

Liam Cunningham | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Liam Cunningham

In total, almost 900,000 South Sudanese refugees are now living in Uganda. Half a million are children. It is, the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world. Uganda is far from a wealthy country, yet they have opened up their borders to a massive influx of people fleeing conflict.

Six Lessons I Learnt From Leaving A Career In The City

Gee Elliott | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Gee Elliott

This first week back at work after the Christmas break is supposedly the biggest of the year for resignations. It's no surprise really - new year, new...

Mission Possible - Delivering Global Goals Through the Power of Volunteering

Philip Goodwin | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK
Philip Goodwin

Like our programmes, our volunteers are diverse and operating all around the world, but one thing unites them. Regardless of age, location, background or experience, all volunteers have a part to play in delivering the Global Goals. This mission would be impossible without them.

The Republic of Korea Partners With Unesco for Stronger Cultural Industries in Uganda

Salma Zulfiqar | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK
Salma Zulfiqar

With East Africa rapidly emerging as one of the the world's creative and entrepreneurial hotspots, UNESCO is launching a new project in Uganda on 27 July to strengthen the country's cultural industries and the skills of creative professionals.

If We Keep Spreading the Message About Malaria, We Will Keep Saving Even More Lives

Martha Amoo | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK
Martha Amoo

Education is so vital. When you give people help and tell them what the symptoms are and what to do if they feel ill, it not only prevents them from getting malaria in the first place but teaches them how to get the right treatment to save their lives.

Five Innovative Ways We Are Fighting Malaria

Ilya Jones | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK
Ilya Jones

Malaria has been a persistent blight for thousands of years. Spread by mosquitos, the oldest surviving records of the disease appear in ancient Chinese medical texts dating back to 2,700 BC. Since that time, efforts to tame it have been equally tireless.

Tackling the Exploitation of Deaf Women in Uganda

Rehema Namarome | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK
Rehema Namarome

Deaf women in Uganda were missing out on so much in life that I was inspired to set up the United Deaf Women's Organisation (UDEWO), in 2002. As executive director, I've been working to support and empower women ever since - I want to see a society where we are treated as equals. There were more than 126,000 deaf people in Uganda in 2002, and many of those are women.

The Bitter Taste of Easter

Reverend Simon Barnes | Posted 25.03.2017 | UK
Reverend Simon Barnes

There's a terrible irony that while we are getting fat on sugar, Ugandans are going hungry because of it. Leaves a bitter taste in your mouth, doesn't it?

What It's Like for Young Women With a Disability in Uganda

Edith Kagoya | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK
Edith Kagoya

Here in Uganda, the general attitude towards people living with a disability is negative. They are called "'Kateyemba'", meaning 'The Unable One', suggesting they can't help themselves. It's a nickname that instils a sense of hopelessness in a person. In the African culture, if you bear a child with disability it seems like a curse. Parents ask, "What did I do to deserve such a child?"

It's Still Illegal to Be Gay in 76 Countries Around The World. What Can We Do To Help?

Philip Ellis | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK
Philip Ellis

If we look at the conversations happening around equality in 2016, much discussion abounds on the business case for being LGBT-friendly. There is rese...

Here's How Mobile Innovation Can Help End Poverty

Philip Ellis | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

The digital inclusion conversation isn't limited to emerging markets, says Cairns; there are 90 million people in Europe who don't have a bank account or any digital means of payment, rendering travel by train or plane virtually impossible.

The Childrenswear Brand Making A Difference To Impoverished Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Parents

Picking out new clothes for you and your children is nothing out of the ordinary in the UK. But in Uganda second-hand garments passed down over man...

Get Crafty With Consumerism This Christmas

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK
Megan Brownrigg

Thanks to organisations such as WIL Uganda, the Christmas message isn't forgotten and we can still play pass the parcel. In fact, sticking one sneaky sable under the tree could be your way to multiple women's hearts this December.

Can Volunteering Tip the Balance in Favour of Better Global Compassion?

Philip Goodwin | Posted 26.11.2016 | UK
Philip Goodwin

In a world of increased polarisation between cultures, anything that lowers barriers is important. I joined VSO as chief executive in March of this year and in that time I have seen enough to convince me that there has never been a more important time to encourage people to volunteer internationally.

Breathing Away: Bringing Down Child Deaths From Pneumonia

Ilya Jones | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK
Ilya Jones

A girl in Cambodia is assessed for pneumonia. Copyright Malaria Consortium/Peter Caton Today is World Pneumonia Day - a time to recognise the fact th...

#GirlHero: The Story of Basemera From Uganda

Payal Dalal | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK
Payal Dalal

As world leaders shepherd in a new era of international development with the UN's Global Goals, Basemera, a young girl in rural Uganda dreams about her future and that of her friends and family...

British History Requires Us to Be Ignorant Above All Else

Matthew Bevington | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK
Matthew Bevington

Ignorance is an essential part of a national identity of false victimhood and absurd superiority. Whether it be the exporting of penal codes to the ...

Helping Deafblind Children in Kenya and Uganda Build a Future

James Thornberry | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK
James Thornberry

In Kenya and Uganda children who are both deaf and blind face huge challenges. Many are literally hidden away from the world around them, as parents struggle to understand what is wrong with their child or how to communicate with them while dealing with the social stigma of raising a disabled child.

Too Narrow a Focus on Finance, Not Enough on People

Philip Goodwin | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK
Philip Goodwin

I'm in New York this week to engage in the Post 2015 development process first hand. I know I'm not alone when I say that the process to agree a new agenda for the fight on global poverty is confusing and impenetrable. This week's focus is on financing and implementation. It's the "who's-going-to-pay?" and "how's-it-going-to-happen?" parts of the puzzle.

The Building That Changed London

Edward Bazalgette | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK
Edward Bazalgette

While Crossness Pumping Station may not feature on a postcard, it has perhaps played a bigger part in changing the lives of ordinary Londoners than any other building, saving thousands from death and disease. My great-great-great grandfather Sir Joseph Bazalgette designed and built Crossness...

Worthy Successor to Ice Bucket Challenge

Jeremy Horner | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK
Jeremy Horner

This World Water Day we're asking everyone who has the luxury to pour clean water over their head to instead consider donating the cost of a still bottle of water to someone who really needs it. Unlike kissing a twiglet it could help to save millions of lives

The Push/Pull of Technology and Its Ability to Bring and Restrict Information Has Never Been So Clear

Rachael Jolley | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK
Rachael Jolley

If people are afraid to upload information, share knowledge and tell others what is really happening because they worry that as they do so their presence and their words are being tracked, then we will know less in future. We know less because fear will hold people back.