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The Apprentice: I am biased against women

By Kizzy Katawonga, Uganda: Yes, you read that title right. The Apprentice is biased against women. Shocking! But true. A few weeks ago during a special in-house presentation put together by the woefully few ladies who work in our organization, I was brought face to face with the concept of Gender bias. Gender bias is defined by the Collins dictionary […]

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The Apprentice: The Boy Child

By Kizzy Katawonga, Uganda: “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he grows, he shall not depart from it” is a proverb from the Bible that is so disturbingly true. Growing up as a young boy, I noticed how my parents were particularly stricter on my sisters regarding chores and lifestyle. Cooking, cleaning, washing, grooming, […]

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The Apprentice: #FreeTheNipple

By Kizzy Katawonga, Uganda: I know what you're thinking and you've got it all wrong. Well maybe but this article isn't about breasts. It's really about a woman's right to bear her breasts in public. Confused yet? Let me elaborate. A few days ago, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed when I came across an interesting link titled “Women protest bare breasted […]

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The Apprentice: Courage To Live

By Kizzy Katawonga, Uganda: Last week was a difficult one for me. I laid my cousin who I grew up with to rest. She died from cancer. Growing up together under the same roof, having known her from childhood and seeing her totally transformed by this malignant disease was exceedingly distressful. It's terrifying how much sickness can change a person from the […]

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The Apprentice: When Women Feel Unsafe

By Kizzy Katawonga, Uganda: I recently read an alarming article. A writer at the Goodmen Project spoke of a time he attended a conference with almost 2000 people almost evenly split between men and women. The facilitator asked the crowd “How many men have felt unsafe this past week”. A few hands came up. He then posed the same question […]

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The Apprentice: Benevolent Sexist

By Kizzy Katawonga, Uganda: The other day a friend shared with me an intriguing article that appeared on The Telegraph website. The article claims the chivalry by men is actually a benevolent form of sexism because the men believe women are weaker and need saving or help. “Psychologists found that a friendly or chivalrous attitude can mask chauvinistic and patronising views because the men […]

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The Apprentice: “Gnothi seauton” – Know thyself

By Kizzy Katawonga, Uganda: It was almost 15 years ago. I can still remember the conversation that started me off on my journey to riches and glory. A mentor convinced me about how my incredible skills could be bettered suited to private business rather than menial employment. The dollar signs flashed before my eyes. He showed me how I could move […]

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