Author: Bente Bouthier

Bente Bouthier is a junior at the Media School at Indiana University with concentrations in French and public and environmental affairs. At IU, she plays Ultimate Frisbee with the Calamity Janes. This summer she went to Uganda with 11 other students to report of HIV/AIDS. Her focus was elderly living with HIV/AIDS and health care. She learned to appreciate wild life and outdoor recreation through life long visits to Brown County Park and Yellowwood State Forest. Her goal is to become an environmental reporter.

KAMPALA, UGANDA — Sexism in Ugandan society begins early and effects women throughout their lives. The consequences of inequality are a less-developed society, according to Prosper Byonanebye of Uganda Network on Law Ethics and HIV/AIDS (UGANET). “For a school assignment, my daughter was asked who the head of her household was. She wrote, ‘mother’ and […]

KAMPALA, UGANDA — Uganda is a land of many cultures and sometimes the spoken and unspoken cultural dynamics lead to conflict, according to Gabriel Amori of Uganda Network of Religious Leaders living with or personally affected by AIDS (UNERELA+). Some persistent cultural practices actually promote the spread of HIV/AIDS, he said. “For example, it is […]

KAMPALA, UGANDA — Mbowa Mosa, 42, struggles to provide for six children from two marriages. Betty Bigambo*, 52, lives with her mother who is unaware of her secret. Fatuma Nabalence, 62, cares for her seven grandchildren in a three-room house. All three Ugandans are HIV-positive. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the […]