Uganda´s Female Boxers

One of Kampalas biggest slums is home to some of the country’s best female boxers. Here, high unemployment, alcoholism, drug abuse and sexual violence makes everyday a struggle for survival. The sister Diana and Helen have been training in this club for years. They hope that recognition and gold medals in international boxing tournaments will take their family to a better place one day, but to get international recognition as a boxer is hard. It is even harder if you are a women and come from a country where the government gives limited support.  Everyday life is a struggle, but they refuse to give up on their dreams. Everyday they go back to the gym, determined that they will make it one day.