Shanine's Blog.

Thoughts to words.

Unsafe Abortions are putting more women and girls’ lives at risk every year.

Rita (not real name) is a 33-year-old woman who in 2017 came close to losing her life after drinking a herbal mixture that she was told would end her pregnancy. A subsistence farmer in Kamuli district, Rita was three months... Continue Reading →


Sharing Domestic and Care Work to Harmonize Men and Women’s Efforts in a Fast Changing World.

We look at men carrying babies and washing bottles with admiration and gratitude while women doing these same things are barely noticed, because this is their role. When men cook in their homes, it is cause for celebration and an... Continue Reading →

Rolls and Flabs: In The Beginning, We Are Mostly Little  People Until We Get Fat

I always try not to tell this story. I fail. I could probably try harder but sometimes you have a story that is dying to get out and like a fart, the more you suppress it, the harder it fights... Continue Reading →

The End of an Era: Agents Speak Out on Regressive Mobile Money Tax and Call Telecom Companies Out on their Silence.

“I don’t think the government knows exactly how mobile money operates. They are talking about how mobile money has not been paying taxes but we have been paying taxes since it was started in 2009. You have to register a... Continue Reading →

Aid Data: Tracking Foreign Aid For Efficient Service Delivery and Accountability

Uganda has a paradoxical relationship with foreign aid. Whereas many are of the view that it is a barrier to recipient country’s development and sustainable growth, there is evidence that it has helped countries to develop and set them on... Continue Reading →

Harnessing Rough Patches For A Better Life Experience

The end of 2015 found me in a rut! The one year I left all my To-Dos unchecked. Christmas, my favorite holiday sucked in 2015, and so did New Year’s. I went into 2016 in a rut. Big mistake. In... Continue Reading →

Hepatits B

Waking up early has never been my thing. Much as I love watching the orange sun rays pierce through the fog that blankets the swamps bordering the Northern Bypass on my way to work, I often hit the road long... Continue Reading →

Down By That Little Treasure In Kabale

At this point, writing about Lake Bunyonyi feels about as redundant as telling your friend who just got bit by a stray dog to run and get a tetanus shot! Lake Bunyonyi is beautiful, everyone knows it, everyone has written... Continue Reading →

I Do Not Need a Job, God Provides for My Every Need

It was one of those rainy mid-week mornings when I saw him at the entrance of the New taxi park, Abdu Rukamuhena,  inaudibly screaming, using up what was left of his voice to remind us all of the Second Coming... Continue Reading →

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