Gloria Laker Adiiki Aciro is a Ugandan freelance journalist and the head of Uganda/East Africa chapter of the Peace Journalism Foundation, an initiative dedicated to using the media to avert violence and find solutions that promote peace. For two decades, Laker was one of the few local female journalists to cover the brutal conflict in northern Uganda with the Lord's Resistance Army. In addition to her reporting, Laker also helps train young journalists about the role of media in peace building and conflict management with the Peace Journalism Foundation.

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Babies abandoned in Uganda find advocacy and love at sister-run home

Every day, Sr. Helen Nanzira wakes up to the sound of crying babies. Around 30 young children spend their first five years at the Nsambya Babies Home, run by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Reparatrix-Ggogonya in Kampala, the capital of Uganda. The Nsambya Babies Home traces its origin back to the early days of Uganda's independence, and in the 60 years since Nsambya Baby Home opened its doors, attitudes about adoption in Uganda have dramatically changed.