Empowering Young Women Entrepreneurs in Mozambique

Both Ana Paula (24) and Rosinha (21) grew up in the same town of Chimoio — and in similar circumstances of economic hardship, negative gender norms, and domestic violence. But…

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The Case for Strengthening the Social Service Workforce to End AIDS in Children

The Bantwana Initiative applauds the implicit call in a recent New York Times article, Global Push to Treat H.I.V Leaves Children Behind, to re-focus efforts to address treatment gaps for…  Read More

Tackling Violence Against Children at Home and at School

The Western Uganda Bantwana Program (WUBP) works to tackle social norms and conditions at home and in schools that lead to violence against children. By integrating prevention curriculum in schools,…  Read More

Employing Multisectoral Approaches in the Fight Against Gender-based Violence

[caption id="attachment_3640" align="alignleft" width="420"] Henry and fellow para social workers learning about GBV handling[/caption] Along with more than 3,300 trained peers across nearly one-third of Uganda’s 111 districts, Henry Kyobe…  Read More

It really does take a village . . . How holistic, community-based care helps HIV-positive youth live healthier lives

[caption id="attachment_3636" align="alignright" width="540"] Kato (right) and his grandmother (left) are discussing the timing of medication with para social worker Baker (middle).[/caption] When his mother died of HIV/AIDS in 2017,…  Read More

Parenting Group in Uganda Helps Community Meet Basic Needs

When schools in Uganda reopened after Covid-19 closures, one community realized that a significant number of children had not returned to class. Some parents who didn’t send their kids back…  Read More