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Lack of sexuality education fuelling teenage pregnancy in Rakai

Rakai, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The lack of access to sexuality education has been blamed for the increasing number of teenage pregnancies in Rakai district. A survey by Reproductive Health Uganda found that 2,093 underage girls were impregnated during the lockdown period. Fortunate Kagumaho, the communications coordinator at Reproductive Health …

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EU asks gov’t to pass sexuality education framework

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The European Union-EU has asked the government to fast track and pass the National Sexuality Education Framework. The call was made on Tuesday during celebrations to commemorate the International Day of the Girl Child that took place at State House. According to the government, …

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Clergy explain gap in sexuality education framework

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | While the Ministries of Education and Health continue pushing for the implementation of the botched National Sexuality Education Framework, religious groups have highlighted where the government went wrong with the document which was halted just after its launch. Fr. Ronald Okello, the Executive Secretary …

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Teachers asked to incorporate sexuality education in lessons

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education has asked teachers to integrate aspects of sexuality education in lessons. Henry Semakula, a senior official in the Ministry said on Monday that they want the teachers to spend a few minutes in whatever subjects they are teaching to hint on sexuality …

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Experts caution parents on quality of sexuality education

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Three months ago, 15-year-old Lin Nakayenze (not real name), a senior two student was curious about sex and went searching for answers on the internet. She says her one question- ‘What is sex?’ raised more questions than answers provided. “At school and at home …

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Sexuality education still eludes Uganda as church, gov’t differ.

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Ministry of Education is set to meet the episcopal conference to iron out differences on the proposed sexuality education framework. The framework has five themes distributed across age groups from early childhood (3 – 5 years), lower primary (6 -9), upper primary (10 – …

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