Call for Articles: ACFODE’s Arise Magazine

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The call for articles for issue 51 for the Arise Magazine is on!!

The theme for this issue is: “From Financial Crunch to Social Meltdown – Impact of the Global Economic Recession and How We Can Cope with it.”

Though Uganda has actually been ranked the 3rd among countries with the highest growth rate following China and Peru (growing at an average of 6.7 per cent for the last 20 years), it has been said by many that the country is experiencing an economic recession- a business cycle contraction and a general slowdown in economic activity.

Production, as measured by gross domestic product (GDP), employment, investment spending, capacity utilization, household incomes, business profits, and inflation have all fallen, whilebankruptcies and the unemployment rate are on the rise.

Other problems include: low levels of productivity low export performance and high import levels and of late, the country has also experienced a drastic depreciation of the Shilling, which have combined to make life almost impossible even for high income earners

This has resulted in social unrest emanating from the severely deprived groups of people as they groan in poverty and lack; not withstanding the fact that the harsh economic situation has occasioned sky rocketing prices for goods and services.

This issue of the Arise will for that reason aim at proposing ways on how ordinary Ugandans, especially women can go about the recession because many economic experts assert that this situation is bound to go on for the next two years. People, especially women need ideas, guidelines or even solutions on how to cope with this situation.

Articles with the following credentials should be submitted:

·         Articles that have 800-1000 words with innovative, practical and creative ideas/ writing skills

·         Photographs with high resolution to support submitted information

·         Pass port photo of the writer (high resolution) with any other relevant information i.e. work place, job description and email address

Deadline for submission is 28th October 2011. Articles challenging the theme are so very welcome.

In case of any inquires/ more info, contact:

Sandra Nassali, Public Relations & Communications Office, Action For Development (ACFODE), ‘; document.write( ‘‘ ); document.write( addy_text22668 ); document.write( ‘<\/a>’ ); //–>\n/ sandra.nssl@gmail.com

About Arise Magazine:

Arise Magazine highlights and disseminates information regarding the advancement of women and also serves to build confidence in women and enhance their positive image in society, and to facilitate change of attitudes that hinder women’s advancement and emancipation. It also highlights achievements, best practices and the challenges that gender activism encounters locally, nationally and internationally. Publications started in 1991 and so far, 39 issues, covering the entire range of the gender equality and equity subject, have been published.