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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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