In this episode of Neko Weyogerere, these ladies of the night take on the parenting and family topic; they talk about balancing their work and making sure their profession does not affect their families. They also discuss how they are raising their children into responsible citizens.
The ladies at Women’s Organisation Network for Human Rights’ Advocacy (WONETHA) have highlighted changing of public perception towards sex workers as one of their thematic areas. They continuously engage with the Police and several policy influencers on how the laws affect them and how they (the laws) are taken out of context and used against them.
I am a strong woman but when I reached Wagagai, I broke down, I sat and cried for close to twenty minutes, I cried because I was happy to have achieved my dream, I cried because of the struggles we go through, I cried for my country and the government plus other communities which don’t regard us as human beings and I cried because I made it.
Tears rolled down Wahab’s face as he talked about his son.” I am his mother and father; and sometimes I can’t even afford to pay school fees for my own child, this breaks my heart,” he narrates. He however explains that he has a Congolese friend who has took him in and thanks God for this miracle. The lady has been a stronghold for Wahab and has also taken on helping his (Wahab’s) son whenever she can.
According to the team, this would not have been possible without the relentless efforts by Nate Freeman an American citizen from the state of Iowa. Nate who is an athlete and a human rights activist while doing his internship with Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF), initiated this great move after interactions with sports men and women from the Ugandan LGBTI community whom he says had promising talent.
In the 152 paged biography, the 85 year old Bishop takes us through his life thus far, from his formative years, his education, his choice to join the church and what influenced him even though he was unsure of himself, his works as the Bishop of West Buganda diocese, the martyrdom of the Archbishop Janan Luwum, his work with sexual and gender minorities and how this has affected his life.