WBEZ | Uganda http://www.wbez.org/tags/uganda Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Global Activism: "The Shoe Lady" returns from Uganda http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-shoe-lady-returns-uganda-110295 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/ga-share your soles 2.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Mona Purdy of <a href="http://shareyoursoles.org/">Share Your Soles</a> is just back from a few whirlwind weeks in Africa to expand her operation to Uganda. For Global Activism, &ldquo;The Shoe Lady&rdquo; joins us to talk about the pain and joy she saw and experienced. Share Your Soles has distributed more than two million shoes globally to people in desperate need of them. Mona says, &ldquo;When you choose to make a difference in an innocent child&rsquo;s life, you bring love, hope and a sense of belonging into their life &ndash; as well as your own.&rdquo;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/144076334&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/ShareYourSoles#">Mona&#39;s Facebook</a> posts from her recent trip to Uganda:</strong></p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-29e4bedf-6dac-3c45-8bab-13dfe555f97f">&quot;I&#39;m feeling like I&#39;m high on life this morning. Met with a woman&#39;s group here that have 400 HIV positive woman who they give work opportunities and education opportunities to as well. Hoping to partner missions with this group. The big meeting is this morning and if I can control the butterflies in my stomach I feel it will go super great. Hope you are all feeling the love !! Xxx&quot;</p><p><span class="userContent" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}">&quot;I&#39;ve been humbled by the living conditions here. I find I am less wasteful of my shampoo, I trim my fruit and vegetables to the core without wasting. I smile when I see someone that makes me so sad I want to cry and I usually get a smile back. I will dance for children to get them to laugh. The family planning has begun in Sudan, Somoli, and Congo Zones as well as the &quot;<span class="text_exposed_show">will work for shoes&quot; program. the connections seem to empower the refugees and allows them to be a viable part of their communities. I am not a morning person but because I am so anxious to be here and learn, laugh and live I am up to wake the roosters.....love you all for the love and support of Share Your Soles xxxx</span></span>&quot;</p></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:09:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-shoe-lady-returns-uganda-110295 Global Activism: Notre Dame Priest gives drinking wells and hope in Uganda http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-notre-dame-priest-gives-drinking-wells-and-hope-uganda-110289 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/ga-uganda.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Joliet has partnered to build drinking wells in Uganda with a Ugandan Priest, <a href="http://emmanuelkatongole.com/">Emmanuel Katongole</a>, who is also a theology professor at the <a href="http://kroc.nd.edu/facultystaff/faculty/emmanuel-katongole">University of Notre Dame</a>. When some church parishioners visited Uganda in 2010 to see the wells, they soon discovered that their gifts provided far more than just water for these communities. On this week&#39;s Global Activism, we&rsquo;ll talk with Father Emmanuel about his work, along with Deacon Ralph Bias of Sacred Heart Church.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/139423307&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Sacred Heart parishioner, Harry Wildfeuer, tells Fr. Katongole&#39;s story:</p><p>&quot;I&#39;m a member of a small Catholic Church in Joliet, IL that has built eight wells in Uganda in collaboration with a Catholic priest who is a currently a faculty member at the University of Notre Dame...Four years ago six church members went to Uganda and traveled with Father Emmanuel to determine if the six wells we had paid for at that time were, in fact, really providing water to the people they were meant to serve. Each well was successfully meeting small villages and two facilities needs. The two facilities we visited became a new interest and project for the six of us who made this journey. I would like to...communicate what the church has done regarding or is doing with these two facilities: a safe haven for girls fleeing the sex trade and an amazing orphanage.&quot;</p></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-notre-dame-priest-gives-drinking-wells-and-hope-uganda-110289 Global Activism: The gap year that turned out to be a bend in the road http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-gap-year-turned-out-be-bend-road-108895 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Kevin Oh (2).jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Drew Edwards was planning on majoring in education at the University of Toledo, but decided to defer college for a year in favor of a service mission to Uganda. His experiences there inspired him to change paths, heading toward a new university and a different kind of life as a co-founder of <a href="http://www.pangeaeducation.org/">Pangea Educational Development</a> (PED). Now a graduate of DePaul, Drew is the Director of International Relations PED and splits his time between advocacy and fundraising in Chicago and building schools in Uganda. He stops by to talk with&nbsp;<em>Worldview.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F114741978&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 14:53:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-gap-year-turned-out-be-bend-road-108895 Women in northern Uganda try to create positive change after abuse and child kidnappings http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-04-18/segment/women-northern-uganda-try-create-positive-change-after-abuse-and-child <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/img_0421.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Northern Uganda is still reeling from a 23-year civil war that internally displaced over 1.6 million people. The <a href="http://gwedg.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Gulu Women&rsquo;s Economic Development and Globalization</a> (GWEDG) is the region&rsquo;s first grassroots human rights organization focused on women. It was founded by women whose human rights were violated and mothers whose children were forcibly abducted by the Lord&rsquo;s Resistance Army. GWEDG provides a means to justice, peace-building, psychosocial support and economic empowerment. <em>Worldview </em>talks with Pamela Angwech Judith, co-founder and executive director for GWEDG, about her own journey that led her to found the organization.</p></p> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 10:52:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-04-18/segment/women-northern-uganda-try-create-positive-change-after-abuse-and-child Worldview 4.18.12 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-04-18/worldview-41812-98337 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP120418014888.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Despite calls to cancel due to human rights abuses, Bahrain's monarchy will host the <a href="http://www.bahraingp.com/Pages/default.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Formula One</a> race this weekend. The move to host the event amid protests signals an effort by the government to appear stable and secure. <em>Worldview </em>talks with <a href="http://sanjeevbery.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Sanjeev Bery</a>, advocacy director for the Middle East and North Africa at <a href="http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/countries/middle-east-and-north-africa" target="_blank">Amnesty International USA</a>, about the decision. Also, the grassroots group, <a href="http://gwedg.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Gulu Women’s Economic Development and Globalization</a>, was founded by women in northern Uganda whose children were forcibly abducted by the <a href="http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/para/lra.htm" target="_blank">Lord’s Resistance Army</a>. <em>Worldview</em> speaks with Pamela Angwech Judith, co-founder and executive director of the organization. And, Jerome and <em>Eight Forty-Eight/Radio M</em> host Tony Sarabia discuss India’s heavy metal scene on this week's <em>Global Notes</em>.</p></p> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 09:19:59 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-04-18/worldview-41812-98337 Global Activism: Gus Zuehlke works to bring internet access to Uganda and South Sudan http://www.wbez.org/globalactivism/segment/global-activism-gus-zuehlke-works-bring-internet-access-uganda-and-south <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/BoscoUganda_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><a href="http://boscouganda.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Battery Operated Systems for Community Outreach</a> (BOSCO) is an all-volunteer not-for-profit group that works to bring internet to isolated rural areas in Northern Uganda and South Sudan. Founder <a href="http://boscouganda.com/bosco-usainc/board-of-directors/" target="_blank">Gus Zuehlke</a> gives <em>Worldview </em>an update on BOSCO's work and how YouTube phenomenon <a href="http://www.kony2012.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">KONY 2012</a> has affected the the group's work.</p></p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:26:09 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/globalactivism/segment/global-activism-gus-zuehlke-works-bring-internet-access-uganda-and-south Worldview 4.12.12 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-04-12/worldview-41212-98159 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/12651155_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The National Security Agency is building one of the most advanced and most secretive data collection centers in the world. With a price-tag of more than $2 billion, the Utah Data Center is slated to open in 2013 and is expected to house everything from cell-phone conversations and grocery receipts to ultra-encrypted messages passed between diplomats.</p><p>It aims to give the U.S. government “total information awareness.” <em>Worldview </em>talks with journalist James Bamford, <a href="http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/03/ff_nsadatacenter/all/1" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">who wrote about the project</a> in <a href="http://www.wired.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;"><em>Wired</em> </a>magazine, about the NSA’s ambitions and what they mean for Americans’ privacy and security.</p><p>Also, as the 2012 Global Activism Expo approaches, <em>Worldview</em> revisits <a href="http://boscouganda.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">BOSCO</a>, an all-volunteer not-for-profit dedicated to bringing the internet to isolated rural areas in Northern Uganda and South Sudan.</p></p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 09:18:46 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-04-12/worldview-41212-98159 Ugandan gay rights group files lawsuit in U.S. against American evangelist http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-21/ugandan-gay-rights-group-files-lawsuit-us-against-american-evangelist-97 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-March/2012-03-21/AP10012207665.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>In 2009, American evangelist <a href="http://www.defendthefamily.com/_docs/resources/1139692.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Scott Lively</a> spoke at a &nbsp;conference in Uganda entitled “Seminar on Exposing the Homosexual Agenda.” That same year, an anti-homosexuality bill was introduced in the Ugandan parliament. It became known as the “Kill the Gays Bill” because of its calls for the death penalty for certain homosexual offenses. After an international outcry, the bill has been in limbo but was recently reintroduced in parliament. Last week, a Ugandan gay rights group called Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) filed a lawsuit in U.S. federal court against Lively. The suit alleges that for the past ten years, Lively has participated in a conspiracy to deprive LGBT Ugandans of their human rights. Today, <em>Worldview </em>talks with <a href="http://ccrjustice.org/about-us/staff-board/pamela-spees" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Pam Spees</a>, SMUG's attorney, and <a href="http://law.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=11575" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Mathew Staver</a>, Lively's attorney.</p></p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 14:51:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-21/ugandan-gay-rights-group-files-lawsuit-us-against-american-evangelist-97 Worldview 3.21.12 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-03-21 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/episode/images/2012-march/2012-03-21/ap120319042947.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Sudanese <a href="http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/b/omar_hassan_al_bashir/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">President Omar al-Bashir</a> and South Sudan’s <a href="http://www.goss.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">President Salva Kiir</a> will meet early next month for just the second time since South Sudan’s independence last year. The meeting comes amidst a simmering humanitarian crisis along the border. <em>Worldview</em> gets an update from Sudan expert Douglas Johnson, who was recently in the war-torn country. Also, according to the National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway and Throwaway Children, some 90 percent of all children and youth trafficked for commercial sex in the United States are U.S. citizens. <a href="http://www.globalfundforchildren.org/about-us/people/" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Kristin Lindsey</a>, CEO of The Global Fund for Children and <a href="http://www.challengingheights.org/history.html" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">James Kofi Annan</a>, founder of <a href="http://www.challengingheights.org/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Challenging Heights</a>, based in Accra, Ghana tell <em>Worldview </em>why these kids are at risk. And, last week a Ugandan gay rights group filed a lawsuit in the U.S. against American evangelist <a href="http://www.defendthefamily.com/_docs/resources/1139692.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Scott Lively</a>. The lawsuit alleges that Lively conspired to deprive LGBT Ugandans of their human rights through his anti-gay rhetoric and ties with Ugandan leaders. We’ll speak with attorneys for both sides. <a href="http://ccrjustice.org/about-us/staff-board/pamela-spees" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Pam Spees</a> from the <a href="http://ccrjustice.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Center for Constitutional Rights</a> represents the plaintiffs. <a href="http://law.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=11575" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Mathew Staver</a>, dean of <a href="http://law.liberty.edu/" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Liberty University’s School of Law</a>, represents Scott Lively.&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 13:57:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-03-21 The debate sparked by Invisible Children's viral video 'Kony 2012' http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-09/debate-sparked-invisible-childrens-viral-video-kony-2012-97123 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-March/2012-03-09/worldview.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The head of Uganda's Lord’s Resistance Army, Joseph Kony, has jumped into the spotlight thanks to a 30 minute video by the American advocacy group <a href="http://www.invisiblechildren.com.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/index.html" target="_blank">Invisible Children</a>.</p><p>The video’s gone viral, with more than 30 million views in the last two days, and has sparked a debate about the West’s role in Africa. But as people&nbsp; and media outlets celebrate the explosion of activism on the subject, the video's director, Jason Russell, <a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2012/03/07/stop-kony-yes-but-dont-stop-asking-questions/">has received questions</a> and criticism about singling out one man, or one country, in the exploitation of children.</p><p><em>Worldview</em> speaks with Kisuule Magala Katende, Ugandan independent journalist and contributor to the newssite <a href="http://ababaka.com/cms/index.php?lang=en">Ababaka.com</a>; Nathan Mustain, co- founder of <a href="http://invisibleconflictsloyola.wordpress.com/">Invisible Conflicts and Dwon Madiki Partnership</a>. And also with us is <em>Worldview</em> Senior Producer, Steve Bynum.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Invisible Children's <em>Kony 2012</em> </strong></p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="338" mozallowfullscreen="" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/37119711?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=d13030" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="601"></iframe></p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://vimeo.com/37119711">KONY 2012</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/invisible">INVISIBLE CHILDREN</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p></p> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 15:55:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-09/debate-sparked-invisible-childrens-viral-video-kony-2012-97123