Rakhine is in a State of Emergency

BY: Nay Lin Tun — COVID-19 travel restrictions will not keep people from fleeing when there are mortar shells falling around them, writes a medical doctor on the COVID-19 frontline in Sittwe. This past week has been tragic for Sittwe, the Rakhine State capital. One person tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, followed by three on …

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Teach Children to Fight Sexual Violence

BY: Deborah Nakatudde — Jackie, a ten-year-old girl from Wakiso district, was in her final year of primary school and used to walk early in the morning to the village where her school was located. One morning, a man riding a motorcycle offered to give her a lift. She accepted the offer since the man …

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More Women Should Lead Africa’s Coronavirus Response

BY: Damaris Matoke-Muhia As the race to contain one of the worst pandemics in history continues, there is an urgent need for more stringent and innovative strategies to battle COVID-19. But on the world stage, one critically important element remains a low priority. While women perform 70 percent of the world’s healthcare services, they comprise …

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