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Female Boxers Fight to Survive in Ugandan Capital Slum

Hellen Baleke and other women warming up at Rhino boxing Club in Katanga slum, Kampala-Uganda.

In African slums, boxing clubs are seen as a good way to keep young men off the streets, let them take out their frustrations through sport rather than crime, and provide a way out of poverty. In Uganda, though, one woman has stepped into the ring to not only win medals on the continent, but also empower young women to stay off the streets and defend themselves.

Hellen Baleke was walking one night in Katanga slum, her Kampala neighborhood, when a young man approached her and started touching her.

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