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Blog: Choosing to Challenge

I will begin this particular post by saying that I am incredibly excited to be writing this. I must confess that the 8th of March is permanently circled in my calendar, and decorated with quite a lot of exclamation marks. However, I am also going to admit that, up until now, I have often felt as though my views are less welcome as if my voice is one that the world is less inclined to listen to.

Let’s Talk About Gender and Commodification of the Female Body in Uganda... Guest Blog by Nalumansi Angel Elizabeth

I strongly believe and you will agree with me when I say there is an increase in the number of cases related to commodification of the female bodies.

Do Qualitative Gender Research Methods Fit in Breeding Activities? Guest Blog by Dr. Peace Musiimenta

This is a reflection on my experience with Great Responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT) during a tailored Course for Tropical Legumes Breeding III (TLIII) held on 26th November-1st December, 2018. This exciting training attracted both biophysical and social scientist researchers from Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda. At the beginning of the course, some of the participants expressed the attitude that gender and qualitative research methods don’t matter in their discipline.

“How Many Girls Have You Slept With?” The Normalization of Teenage Mothers in the Alur Culture Guest Blog by David M. Mpiima

This is possibly one of the most depressing blogs I have written. The blog is not in any way an attack on the Alur Culture but it simply provides context because teenage mothers exist in every ethnic group. It is thus limited to the Alur in Nebbi/Jonam in Pakwach as most of what I have witnessed is specific to this culture.

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