Women and Children Last

I am often asked the question: “Why does Shanti Uganda only serve women?” and “Why doesn’t Shanti include men in the Women’s Income Generating Group?” or “Why don’t you have an adolescent boys program?” The other day while attending my friend’s university reunion I found myself intrigued and spellbound over the most trivial argument. The event was held last […]

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Making Every day International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the strides we have made towards a more equitable world and a commitment to continue the work that still needs to be done. Every day is International Women’s Day at Shanti Uganda where everything we do is about working towards a world where birthing mothers and women […]

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Luweero AIDS Day

Life has been wonderfully busy here at Shanti since I arrived for my volunteer placement 2 weeks ago. Last week we helped facilitate a Teen girls Health and Wellness Workshops in the neighboring village of Katakamu. This was Shanti’s first outreach Teen girls Workshop and the turnout was fantastic! Twenty four girls between the ages […]

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The Difference a Year Makes

Nic and I last left Uganda in 2010. We had completed the construction of the Birth House and the women who make up the Women’s Income Generating Group were both celebrating their new work-space and mourning the loss of our soul-sister and group member, Harriet. Teopista, one of our women’s group members, and I were […]

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