One day in while searching for food, nine-year-old Ugandan Phiona Mutesi followed her brother to a dusty veranda where she met Robert Katende. Katende, a war refugee turned missionary, had an improbable dream: to empower kids in the Katwe slum through chess - a game so foreign there is no word for it in their native language. At first children came for a free bowl of porridge, but many grew to love the game that - like their daily lives - requires persevering against great obstacles. Of these kids, one girl stood out as an immense talent: Phiona. By the age of eleven Phiona was her country's junior champion, and at fifteen, the national champion. Now a Woman Candidate Master - the first female titled player in her country's history - Phiona dreams of becoming a Grandmaster, the most elite level in chess.
I am Generation Equality: Martha Clara Nakato, advocate for bodily autonomy and sexual and reproductive health rights in Uganda. Date: Thursday, May 20, Most women in rural communities still lack ownership over their bodies and the power to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health needs, partly due to their limited access to essential reproductive health services. Date: Monday, December 7, In response to rising cases of violence, the Uganda Police Force with support from UN Women established a dedicated a toll-free hotline for reporting and responding to cases of violence against women and girls.
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Queen of Katwe is based on a true story about a young girl, Phiona Matesi Madina Nalwanga , who comes from the slums of Kampala in Uganda. Phiona helps her mother sell vegetables every day at the market. One day she follows her brother Brian to the Sports Ministry Outreach Church, where she watches him and several other children learning to play chess.