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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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Kumi district unable to account for 700 teen pregnancies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kumi district authorities are struggling to trace the whereabouts of more than 700 girls who conceived during the COVID-19 lockdown. Sr. Suzan Okwakol, the Assistant District Health Officer who doubles as the in charge of Maternal and Child Health in Kumi says they registered …

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Katakwi registers record 1,173 teenage pregnancies

Katakwi, Uganda |¬† THE INDEPENDENT |¬†¬†Katakwi District has recorded 1,173 teenage pregnancies in the last seven months. This is part of the report compiled by the District Probation Report from various partners in different sub-counties and Katakwi General Hospital.¬†¬† According to the report, Katakwi Town Council leads with 190 cases, …

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Amuru officials struggle to contain escalating teenage pregnancies, marriages

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |¬†Amuru district authorities are struggling to stop the escalating teenage pregnancies and marriages involving school girls resulting from the lockdown. The district chairperson, Michael Lakony says at least 315 teenage girls mostly from primary schools were impregnated and married off between April and August this …

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2618 teenage pregnancies registered in Kabale in last 7 months

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |¬†Kabale district has registered 2618 cases of teenage pregnancies in the last seven months. According to statistics from health department of the district, the cases were registered across both private and health facilities between January and July this year from a total of 17309 of …

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