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Last updated: December 11, 2019

December 11, 2019

In the small northern Ugandan village of Tedam in Gulu district, a group of adolescent girls and young women sing, dance, and ululate with joy! They are members of the Tedam DREAMS Group that was selected to host U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac during her recent visit to Gulu.

December 9, 2019

Every Thursday, 19-year-old Ibrahim visits the adolescent HIV clinic at Bugiri Hospital in East Central Uganda. Ibrahim is living with HIV and relies on daily anti-retroviral treatment to stay healthy. On this day, though, Ibrahim is not visiting the adolescent HIV clinic as a patient. He is counseling fellow adolescents living with HIV on the importance of treatment adherence—a topic he knows very well. 

December 5, 2019

Seventeen and head of her household. That’s Irene Lamwaka, a tall and slender girl from the Northern Ugandan district of Gulu, who dropped out of school last year to make sure her younger sisters were fed and clothed, and could continue their education. Every day, Irene prepares large pots of pilao, a hearty dish of rice and meat, that she sells to customers in her neighborhood to be able to support her family. She gets up early to go to the market to buy the ingredients, lights the charcoal, cooks the meal, and gets it to the hungry customers by the afternoon. She works long days, but she has a dream that keeps her going.

November 27, 2019

Joseph Loum and his wife Anna Mothing used to quarrel regularly before Joseph took part in gender equity training carried out through the Nuyok project in Nakapiripirit district in Uganda’s Karamoja sub-region.

November 27, 2019

She could have easily gotten the job; all she needed to do was agree to the terms. The job interviews were scheduled to take place during the week; however, the requests to meet after hours at a hotel in town were scheduled even before the interviews were supposed to take place. In other words, if she agreed to meet after hours, the job would be hers; the interview would just be a formality.