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  1. Are You Ready for the Intergenerational Dialogue Happening in 2023?

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    The Rwenzori Intergenerational Dialogue (IGD) is just around the corner, and it’s time for young people to gear up and get ready for this exciting event. Set to take place on the 20th of October 2023 in Fort Portal District, Kabarole, the IGD aims to foster powerful dialogue on intergenerational differences and find solutions that address the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) barriers faced by young people.

    This year’s theme is “Progressive Realization of SRHR for Young People Through Intergenerational Equity.” It’s a call to action for all generations to come together and work towards creating a more equitable society, where young people’s SRHR needs are acknowledged and met.

    But what exactly is the IGD, and why is it so important? Well, the IGD is not your ordinary conference or symposium. It’s a platform that brings together various organizations, individuals, policy actors, and influencers who are passionate about SRHR. It aims to create partnerships, spark meaningful conversations, and inspire collective action towards gender equality and improved SRHR for adolescents and young people.

    Now, you might be wondering, “Why should I, as a young person, care about this dialogue?” The answer is simple: because it directly affects you and your future. The IGD provides a space for your voice to be heard, for your concerns to be addressed, and for your ideas to shape the policies and practices that impact your SRHR.

    Think about it. Comprehensive sexuality education, gender-based violence, teenage pregnancy, and other SRHR issues are not just topics for adults to discuss. They directly impact young people’s lives and well-being. By actively participating in the IGD, you have the chance to influence and inform national, regional, and international policy discussions on these crucial matters.

    But don’t worry, the IGD won’t be all serious and formal. It’s designed to be a fun and engaging event that young people can relate to. There will be dynamic speakers who will share their knowledge and experiences, workshops where you can learn new skills and tools, and interactive sessions where you can connect with like-minded individuals who share your passions and concerns.

    So, are you ready to be part of this incredible dialogue? Are you ready to make your voice heard and contribute to the progressive realization of SRHR for young people? If your answer is a resounding “YES,” then mark your calendar, spread the word, and get ready for the Rwenzori Intergenerational Dialogue 2023!

    Stay tuned for the announcement of the inspiring speakers who will be leading the discussions at IGD 2023. This is your chance to be part of a movement that strives for intergenerational equity and a brighter future for all young people. Get ready to make a difference!

    What are you waiting for? Register Here NOW NOW

  2. Ready for Mental May!

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    Hey there, friends! It’s May, which means it’s Mental Health Month! And to celebrate, we’re bringing you some amazing articles about mental health that are sure to pique your interest and maybe even make you laugh a little, maybe!

    Let’s face it, guys! Mental health can be a heavy topic, but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about it in a way that’s fun and engaging. After all, taking care of our mental health is just as important as taking care of our physical health.

    So, whether you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, or just trying to find ways to reduce stress, sauti got you covered. From practical tips to personal stories, we’ve got a little something for everyone.

    But first, let’s get real for a minute. We know that mental health struggles can be tough. It can be hard to open up about what we’re going through, and even harder to ask for help. But trust us when we say that you are not alone, my G. There are people and resources out there to support you, and there is no shame in seeking help, walai !!!!!

    So, let’s dive into some of the topics we’ll be covering this month. We’ll talk about the benefits of therapy, the importance of self-care, and ways to reduce stress and anxiety. We’ll also share some personal stories from people who have been there and come out on the other side.

    But don’t worry, it won’t all be serious stuff. We’ll also be sharing some fun and lighthearted articles about things like the mental health benefits of getting outside and how to incorporate mindfulness into your daily routine.

    So, grab a cup of tea or your favorite beverage, get cozy, and let’s talk about mental health. Together, we can break the stigma and make mental health a priority.

    Sauti Senga!

  3. Leah Namugerwa, Uganda’s Young Climate Warrior

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    As I sit down to write about Leah Namugerwa, a young climate activist from Uganda, I am struck by her unwavering dedication to protecting the earth and inspiring others to join her cause. She may only be a teenager, but Leah’s impact on her community and beyond is immense. From leading tree planting campaigns to organizing school strikes and advocating for the enforcement of the plastic bag ban in Uganda, Leah is a force to be reckoned with.

    It all started when Leah heard about Greta Thunberg and her Fridays for Future strikes in 2018. Inspired by Greta’s bravery, Leah decided to take similar action in her own community. Along with fellow activists, she founded Fridays for Future Uganda and began leading strikes and protests, calling for more climate action and urging her government to take steps to protect the planet.

    But Leah’s activism goes beyond just striking. She uses social media to spread the message of the importance of protecting the environment and regularly posts photos of herself participating in positive environmental projects like planting trees. She even celebrated her 15th birthday by planting 200 trees and launched the Birthday Trees project to encourage others to do the same.

    Leah at the COP27 Climate Conference in Egypt

    Despite facing opposition and even backlash from law enforcement and the government, Leah continues to fight for what she believes in. She has spoken at climate summits and conferences around the world, including the COP27 Climate Conference in Egypt, and has called on her government to fully implement the Paris Climate Agreement.

    As I conclude, I can’t help but wonder: if Uganda had more people like Leah, where would we be today? Her tireless work and dedication to protecting the environment is truly admirable, and we should all strive to follow in her footsteps. Thank God for such a great person like Leah, who reminds us that every small action counts in making a difference

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    Luther Lear.