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Rwanda scraps tax on sanitary pads to aid poor girls

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP | Rwanda announced Wednesday it was scrapping an 18 percent value added tax on sanitary pads to make them cheaper for girls who are often forced to skip school during their periods. The country becomes the latest to drop the controversial tax which has increasingly infuriated women …

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Government investigating girl child trade in Arapai market

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The government is investigating reports of trafficking of girls for labour and sex, allegedly taking place in Arapai market in Soroti district. State Minister for Gender and Cultural Affairs, Peace Mutuuzo says that the Gender Ministry is bothered about reports that parents are selling …

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Gov’t tasked to explain progress on provision of sanitary pads

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah has tasked the Ministry of Education and Sports to present a report within three months on the progress on government’s plan to provide sanitary pads to school girls in primary school. Oulanyah made the directive on Tuesday …

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More girls should join Guides – Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has called upon Uganda Girl Guides Association to design strategies to attract more girls to join the movement. “I am a bit disappointed that we have 200,000 girl guides from a population of close to 40 million people. We …

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More than 150 women, girls raped in South Sudan: UN

United Nations, United States | AFP | More than 150 women and girls have come forward in the past 12 days to seek help in South Sudan after they were raped or suffered other forms of sexual violence, the heads of three UN agencies said Monday. Armed men, many in …

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Airtel fulfills pledge to Karamoja girls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In line with what it had promised earlier, Airtel Uganda handed over 100 goats to 50 girls in Moroto district in a bid to join in the fundraising campaign #GOATSFORGIRLS that aims at keeping young girls in the Karamoja region in school. The company said …

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Airtel sponsors Karamoja girls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Airtel Uganda has entered into a partnership with the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) to support the ongoing latter’s fundraising campaign dabbed ‘Goats for girls’ which aims at keeping the Karamoja girls in school. The telecom company handed over a dummy cheque of Shs …

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