Reproductive Rights/Women’s Rights

Supporting Reproductive Rights – Abortion and Ugandan Adolescents

Oct 13th, 2021 | By
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By Joshua Mirondo, youth writer for Transition Earth. Ugandan law prohibits abortion unless performed by a licensed medical doctor and a situation where a woman’s life is at risk. According to research by Alexander Kagaha & Lenore Manderson called Power, policy and abortion care in Uganda,unsafe abortion practices remain the major contributor to maternal death
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Our World Will Be Saved by Women

May 31st, 2021 | By
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By Geoffrey Holland, writer for Transition Earth. In a meeting with Nobel Laureates in 2015, the Dalai Lama said, ‘Western women will save the world.’  By any measure, that is a remarkably bold statement, especially coming from a non-western, Buddhist male spiritual leader. As we move into the third decade of the 21st century, the
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It Comes Down to Helping People: Uganda’s Ministry of Health Commits to Support Health Services

May 2nd, 2021 | By
Community health worker Agnes Apid (L) with Betty Akello (R) and Caroline Akunu (center). Agnes is providing the women with counseling and family planning information. The women are member of the Income generating activities Young Mothers Group that make fried cakes and sell them in the market. They can now be more financially independent and provide for their family. The program is supported by Reproductive Health Uganda, with the goal to empower the women in the group, and provide them with family planning information.

By Joshua Mirondo, youth writer for Transition Earth. [Editor’s note:  Uganda has a rapidly growing population and people there – like all over the world – need to have services that support health and well-being.  We believe it’s important to share the view of youth in particular, who have to deal with the many issues
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Celebrating International Women’s Day in the Middle of a Pandemic

Mar 9th, 2021 | By
Community health worker during a home visit, providing family planning services and options to women in the community. This proactive program is supported by Reproductive Health Uganda. [Photo: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)]

By Joshua Mirondo, youth writer for Transition Earth. If COVID-19 were a baby we would be preparing for her first birthday in Uganda, as the first case was registered on 20th March 2020. But a situation that led to a standstill of essential services deserves no celebration, but rather a moment to sit down and
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Nature is Sex Positive: That’s a Good Thing

Dec 21st, 2020 | By
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By Geoffrey Holland, contributing writer. Sex has been around for two billion years. Trillions of plants and animals of countless varieties have come and gone on Earth over that time. All but the simplest, non-nucleated organisms were the progeny of a female and male of their species, who shared a moment of sexual union.  
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Sexual & Reproductive Health and COVID-19: How the Lockdown is Affecting Uganda

Apr 28th, 2020 | By
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By Joshua Mirondo, youth writer for Transition Earth. The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is altering lives around the world.  Below is a closer look at how it is impacting Uganda, and peoples’ access to reproductive health. Uganda registered its first COVID-19 case on March 22nd, when a Ugandan citizen returned with the virus
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The Path to Empowerment: Linking Reproductive Health and the Environment

Mar 7th, 2020 | By
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By Suzanne York. It’s a shame, given all the depressing and negative stories that drive the news cycles, that there isn’t a high-profile channel or platform dedicated only to positive actions. As the world celebrates International Women’s Day on March 8th, there is no better time to show how women are changing the world for
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Women Are Leading the Way Towards a Healthy Planet

Mar 8th, 2019 | By
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By Suzanne York. It is critical to support human rights in the face of climate change and environmental degradation, as the situation grows more dire with each passing year. People everywhere must have their rights to water, food, and health acknowledged and respected, women above all. As the world recognizes International Women’s Day, let’s explore
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The Right to Family Planning Is Not Ridiculous

Jul 11th, 2018 | By
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By Suzanne York. Unless you’ve been off the grid, chances are that you are at least somewhat aware of the battle taking place in the U.S. over reproductive rights.  With a potential new conservative Supreme Court justice poised to join the court, it is a dire time indeed for those who support women’s health and
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Removing Barriers to Reproductive Health

Oct 5th, 2016 | By
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By Suzanne York. Recent legislation in California is empowering women to make the best choices for themselves and their families, in terms of reproductive health. Though it seems as if our nation should have passed legislation easing access to reproductive health years ago, it’s nevertheless a positive path forward. As the saying goes, “better late
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