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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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Lessons in Maternal Mortality

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Blog Post written by 2012 Yoga & Seva Journey participant, Madeleine Shaw Midwifery has always struck me as more of a vocation or calling than a career choice. I have never heard of anyone "falling into" it, for example, and the midwives I have had the good fortune to meet have been without exception models of competence, compassion and gravitas: one does not take such women lightly. As part of our time spent with Shanti Uganda, on their 2012 Yoga & Seva Journey, we were briefed on the current state of this issue by Sister Mary, the birth clinic's Head Midwife....

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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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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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Rainy season is in the air bringing new babies!

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Wow! It has been an exciting Month here at the centre. It seems that there are babies everywhere. The Shanti Uganda family has grown by three members this month. Baby Honey joined us early in March. She is the first daughter of Shanti Maternity and Learning Centre midwife Ssanyu.  Honey was brought into the world by midwives and close friends Annett and Joyce.  The days following Honey's arrival were filled with a lot of love and celebration at the centre. About two weeks later the head of our textiles group, Robinah (now called Nalongo because she is the mother of...

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