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130 pregnancies recorded among school children in Tororo

Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The education department of Tororo district is concerned that many more girls might not return to school when educational institutions reopen. The fear came after a mini-survey conducted in the district indicated that more than 100 girls had been impregnated since the closure of schools …

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PWD leaders in Kasese decry abuses against girls with disabilities

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Representatives of Persons with Disabilities- PWDs in Kasese district have expressed concern about abuses against girls and women with disabilities. The coordinator Kasese district union of people with disabilities Peter Baluku says that since the beginning of the year, the organization has received more …

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More girls enrolling for primary education-Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More girls are enrolling for primary education compared to boys. This is according to the United Nation Population Fund’s State of the World population report. The report indicates that more than six percent of the adjusted net enrollment of boys in primary education between 2009 …

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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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