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Euphoria as HIV Constitutional Petition of 2016 Comes up for Mention in Court

Ntinda, Kampala – Constitutional Court judge Christopher Izama Madrama has given the Attorney General of the Government of Uganda two days to submit a formal reply to the HIV Constitutional Petition No. 4 of 2016, after it came up for mention in the court on August 12th, 2021. In 2016, the Uganda Network on Law, Ethics and HIV/AIDS (UGANET) with the support of the Civil Society organization (CSO) HIV Law Coalition, filed a petition seeking for the constitutional court’s interpretation of three clauses in the HIV Prevention and Control Act...
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Who will account for the over 300 teenage pregnancies in Bulange sub county?

It may be a very long time before the adverse effects of COVID-19 are overturned. Unfortunately, some may never be reversed for several girls who have lost their innocence at an early age in Bulange sub county in Namutumba district. Statistics recorded by the midwife at Bulange health center III indicate that a total of 321 girls between the ages of fifteen and eighteen reported to the health facility for the first time to seek antenatal care. The young mothers reported to the health facility between the months of March...
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Kagadi Paralegal Brings Abusive Father to Order

In addition to day to day challenges, Paralegals are key in handling complex conflicts in their communities. This is so because of their close connection and proximity to the communities, but also, because of the the trust they have earned from the community members overtime. Joan is a five-year-old girl whose father Mugabe, chased her mother away from their home when she was only a baby. The man equally sold the family property on which they lived after he chased the subsequent women he married after Joan’s mother left. Joan...
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Female patients share ward with males at Bulange Health Center III

It is with great dismay that UGANET learnt of the blatant human rights abuse of people in the community of Bulange sub county in Namutumba district. During a visit to offer free legal aid services to the communities in the area, UGANET also discovered that the main health facility has only a single ward which is shared by mothers and male patients. This kind of setting does not only compromise the privacy of patients but is also preventing community members from seeking health services at the 30-year-old hospital, which is...
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