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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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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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