“Akarwa k’ abakobwa”

Nothing is as unraveling as a story heard for the second time under different circumstances. In Burundi, while in a junior high Kirundi Class, I learnt about a hidden and isolated place where unmarried pregnant girls were left to die. Some were even stoned to death. It was a tradition that even my teacher found…

Exploring Ethiopian Masculinities

In my perspective, the conversations and interventions to promote gender equality in Ethiopia have focused heavily on women. Therefore a natural inclination has been to assign  gender issues as ‘women’s issues’. If by definition, gender, refers to the socialized roles and responsibilities of men and women that are assumed within families, societies, cultures and expectations…

Ingrained Sexism and Its Manifestations

This particular post is inspired by one of the most annoyingly sexist advertisements I have had the misfortune to watch, the terrible ways womyn’s voices have been misrepresented and continue to be absent among other sexist ways of  Uganda’s media. The advert, running or (which ran depending on if it finally stopped airing or not)…