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HALEA is currently campaigning against cultural practices that lead to child motherhood, here is a story you should read from Colombia.

At 10 years old, I didn’t even know what sexual intercourse was. At 10 years old, I was not sexually developed enough to have a baby. (more…)

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‘Women ran away, saying my sexual prowess is too much for them’

Who is Dr William Watuwa?

I am 52 years old. I am a Ugandan, although I have lived in Norway for over 30 years, where I practice general medicine in my clinic. My home town is Mbale.

What is this story about women running away from you?
I have had six women and they have all disappointed me.

What happens to them?
In 1997, I fell for a Russian woman, Gerina. She had two children, whom I took on. She was previously married to a Musoga man who had (more…)

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Defiled.abandoned by a ‘boda boda’ man

Nakalongo remembers her bitter past, but she has moved on.

Sylvia Nakalongo, aged 19 walks with her hands because she was born disabled. She has a one-and-half-year-old lovely daughter she cannot lift due to her physical incapability.

The only easier means of transport she is left to use when there are no taxis is a motorcycle a.k.a. boda boda and since she has no job, there are many times when she has no money and is left stranded, immobile.

The calm-looking single parent uses boda bodas not out of choice, but rather due to lack of it—choice. Yet it is that same means of transport that once piled more misery in her life with her physical disability, especially in a society where the disabled (more…)

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