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Shanti Uganda — coordinator

Women and Children Last

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By Sadie St. Denis, Shanti Uganda Project Coordinator  Photo Credit: Yulia Kirshtein, Shanti Uganda Volunteer 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 Sunday on the sports grounds of Makerere University in Kampala. I arrived shortly before lunch and sat down to catch up with my friend and ‘meet...

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Making Every day International Women's Day

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Written by Samantha Sarra 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 living HIV/AIDS are supported, empowered and able to develop their full potential. For us, today is a day to celebrate the advances in the community while also reflecting on the challenges that are ever present. While many women currently enjoy the...

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Luweero AIDS Day

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Written by Jessica Leigbolt, Shanti Uganda Volunteer 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 of 14 to 17 attended the workshop where we covered topics on sexual health, menstruation, STI’s, HIV/AIDS, healthy relationships and openly answered a number of thought provoking questions. We also taught the girls how to make re-usable menstrual...

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Volunteer Tales - Learning Luganda with Lauren

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I sit for a moment to reflect on the changes that have occurred in my life over the past two weeks. It is incredible how quickly the time has passed. I have been waiting for my volunteer position in Uganda for months now, and now that I am here, I am able to fully appreciate everything I have been anticipating and learning about Shanti Uganda, as well as Uganda itself. I am incredibly blessed to be working and living in such a beautiful atmosphere. I am learning more than I could even begin to express, and am truly grateful to...

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Stories From the Field - Project Coordinator Sadie St. Denis

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‘It’s a Woman’s World’ On Saturday September 10th, the ladies from the Shanti Uganda crew, including Ssanyu, Joy, Florence, baby Honey and myself, boarded a bus carrying midwives from the US, Australia, Kenya, and elsewhere, bound for Acholi land in the far Northern region of Amuru, Uganda. Shanti Uganda had been invited to attend the first annual International Midwives’ Symposium hosted by Earth Birth in Northern Uganda. Earth Birth is a traditional birthing centre and community space situated on 20 acres of land outside of Atiak, Arumu District, near the border of South Sudan. It was founded and is run...

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