Category: Justice

New Tuberculosis Vaccine Candidate Trial in South Africa promising

Treezer Michelle Atieno There is evidence that giving infants the BCG vaccine helps protect them from serious forms of Tuberculosis (TB) when they’re young, like miliary TB or TB meningitis. But as they grow up, the vaccine doesn’t work as well against the most common type of TB in older kids and adults, called pulmonary […]

Educating Fulani children in Nigeria despite odds 

Yahuza Bawage  Abubakar Adamu Muhammad wouldn’t forget the night his family’s cattle were rustled out of their hood in Jimeta, northeastern Nigeria. It was 2008, and Abubakar was just a young boy attending secondary school when this tragedy befell the family. Life has never been the same for them ever since. Growing up in a […]

‘Sexual reproductive rights of persons with short stature matters’

Francine UWAYISABA Rwandan persons with short stature (dwarfs) experience stigma and discrimination due to misconceptions, stereotypes, and negative attitudes towards people with physical differences. This stigma can manifest in various forms, including social exclusion, bullying, ridicule, and marginalization. For a woman or girl, it can lead to feelings of shame, embarrassment, and reluctance to seek […]

South Sudanese man who evacuated compatriots from battle ground

Richard Sultan Its nearly a year since Akoc Manhiem received an unusual phone call in the wee hours of the morning, on April 16 2023. So unusual that he was hesitant to receive at the first ring, but he cautiously gathered courage to swipe the green yes button when the ringtone persisted……. “What? A coup? […]

Vehicle remodeler meeting mobility needs of challenged persons

Rasheedat Oladotun-Iliyas At the bus stop in Oro town, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State, North Central Nigeria, commercial vehicle operators take turn to pick up passengers. Soon it was Bayo Isaac’s turn, so he drove his vehicle forward and leaned out of the window to call out to passengers going to his route. […]

Defying odds of the norms against the girl child

Regina Rumbidzai Pasipanodya During visits to her paternal village in Gokwe South in the Midlands Province which is about 350 km from Harare, Zimbabwe, an area where poverty casts a long shadow over the destinies of young girls, Constance Mugari’s heart would bleed with pain upon seeing her peers being married off under the age […]

Gender based violence survivors rescuing victims

Fawaz Adebisi Nigerians who have been victims of Gender Based Violence (GBV)  are rescueing children and women from assault, abuse and violence. Balogun Israel was 10 years old when he found himself on the streets in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state in Nigeria, left to die or fend for himself Being from a polygamous […]

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