Too soon?🥰 We miss you. 💜 #AFJ
A disgrace that one of Uganda039;s best couldn039;t get a spot in the hospital he039;s served for years. Do the rest of us stand a chance? We will never host Dr Charles Kiggundu, a champion for #srh, but we are fortunate to have interacted with him as journalists. What a loss! Sleep well, doc. We demand working health systems for all! 💜 #AFJ #sexualandreproductivehealth #unsafeabortion #PostAbortionCare #COVID19 #SRHR #gyn
Hi awesome digital fam, it039;s been a cruel year for many of us but we are glad we got to hang out with you on here. Thanks for being a great audience and we will catch you in a better 2021. We do hope! If you are in Uganda, don039;t forget to vote - https://www.ec.or.ug/search/bydeatils?s=09 #maskup and demand to #FreeNicholasOpiyo
Do help us wish a happy birthday to Queen @kakagaadju Guess she’d ask you lot to #maskup as a gift to her😍 💜AFJ
Each year, 16 million girls (15-19) give birth in developing regions ~ Plan International. We know even under 15s do as well. Our 7th episode in season 2 tackles teenage pregnancy coupled with child marriage. We should all be unsettled. Let’s not even call them teens, they’re children - Ann Better to say girls lives interrupted as when you say teen, it seems far removed from the reality - JK As we grow up as young girls we need to know that we have the power of saying no - demanding that we use conception barriers ~ Flory In our UNICE Spotlight initiative, we found in Kitgum, about 1519 below 18 had gone to visit a health centre for antenatal care - not all cases are documented. The chances of girls returning to school are low ~ Cathy #realconvoiow
Ann - I will keep living. This question is problematic because marriage is not an achievement! JK - Why are we constantly bombarded with such silly questions? Flory - Societal expectations patriarchy, it039;s how the society was set up - so ingrained in our minds! This topic deserves all the anger we can give it. Harriet - From the day a girl is born, she039;s looked at as a wife - it039;s the end goal and women aspire to it. Patriarchy has both genders captive by the way and it039;s sad when women are the drivers. 💜AFJ #realconvoiow
The impact of #SelfJudgement We worry about being judged as weak or unstable, so we learn to bury our struggles and not let on that anything is wrong. But as we fear judgements from others, we may also be judging ourselves, and if we don039;t accept our illness, this perpetuates our shame. When we resist what is, when we make who we are or what we feel wrong, we039;re adding another layer to our suffering. When we can find acceptance for our struggles, our relationship with illness begins to change. There039;s new found compassion for all our struggles and we find patience when we hit an emotional low. As Nayyirah Waheed said, "It is being honest about my pain, that makes me invincible." So on #WorldMentalHealthDay, as you contemplate your own life, 💜 think about ways to please shine a little light on your struggles 💜be tender with yourself 💜challenge your self judgements and, 💜find acceptance for the entirely of who you are. ~ #DailyCalm PS: We are short of a body if anyone wants to join us for this chat on #mentalhealth, please do comment or inbox and we will send you the zoom link. Show is in an hour039;s time. It039;ll be short.