I am a Uganda based journalist/Blogger, photographer and social media strategist with experience in radio, print and online journalism.
Visit www.thecommunityagenda.com to see my work.
I specialize in health and human rights.
According to the United Nations and Uganda government Joint Programme (2008-2012) on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), 95 per cent of the girls and women among the Pokot and approximately 50 per cent among the Sabiny are subjected to FGM as a fulfillment of an outdated, outlawed and harmful traditional norm. But several studies have revealed that FGM has both immediate and long-term consequences on the victims.
They first opposed the ABC (Abstain, Be faithful and Condom use) approach towards preventing the spread of HIV saying that the Condom use promoted fornication. They also opposed the “Marriage and Divorce Bill” which was meant empower girls and to tackle Gender Based or Domestic Violence by giving women a bigger say especially when it comes to marital affairs.
“I went to school and my dream was to become a nurse and work in Masafu General Hospital, but you see where I am and how I look” Nahamya remarked with disappointment. She hawks sweet bananas outside Masafu Hospital while her husband who is double her age is a cobbler in Busia town. To ‘Nahamya’, an 18 year old mother of two living in Masafu - 10 minutes drive from Busia town, they are not just dream killers; they are real killers that have resulted into the death of many young women.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".