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Acholi khadi roots for protection of young girls against abuses

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sheikh Musa Khalil, the Khadi of the Acholi Muslim district has called for the protection of young girls against teenage pregnancies and early marriages during the COVID-19 lockdown. The Khadi decried the rampant cases of sexual abuses that were and are being meted on young …

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2,467 teenage pregnancies registered in Kabale

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Persistent high rates of teenage pregnancies in Kabale district continue baffling the leaders. Monica Muhumuza Nzeirwe, Kabale District Probation Officer revealed to our reporter on Friday afternoon that her office recorded 1,867 cases of girls aged under 18 who were defiled and made pregnant between March …

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Over 3000 girls got pregnant in West Nile during lockdown

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than three-thousand girls got pregnant in the greater West Nile region during the Covid-19 lockdown according to statistics from the Education department of the Lugbara Cultural institution. Suzan Ezatia, the Minister of Education in Lugbara Kari says that their findings indicate that some of …

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Parents in Arua warned against concealing gender violence cases

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Arua city has warned parents and leaders against concealing Gender-Based Violence-GBV cases. The warning comes as the World commemorates 16 days of activism against GBV. According to records from the police, Arua recorded over 2,256 cases of teenage pregnancies during the COVID-19 lockdown …

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CSOs form coalition to combat child abuses in Acholi sub region

Lamwo, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Civil Society Organizations in the Acholi sub-region have formed a joint coalition to combat teenage pregnancies, child marriages and other forms of child abuses. The 15-member coalition of non-profit making organizations includes AVSI Foundation in Uganda and Gulu Women Economic Development & Globalization (GWED-G) among others.  …

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Mean parents blamed for teenage pregnancies in Amuria

Amuria, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Girls in Amuria district have blamed their parents for contributing to the rising teenage pregnancies registered in the district. They say most parents have exhibited a high level of negligence especially in providing necessities for them. As a result, the girls are compelled to engage …

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Amuru residents blame teenage pregnancies on domestic violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Amuru district have attributed the high cases of teenage pregnancies in the district to domestic violence. Statistics from the Human Rights Focus indicate that 4,062 young girls were impregnated in Acholi sub region since the Covid-19 lockdown in March up to mid-August 2020. …

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Parents in Teso accused of frustrating investigations of defilement cases

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in East Kyoga is struggling to investigate cases of defilement. Information from different districts across the Teso sub region indicates that several teenage girls were impregnated during the lockdown. In Kapelebyong district, 24 percent of teenage girls conceived while Amuria and Kumi had more …

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