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Luwero registers 10,000 teenage pregnancies in seven months

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thousands of girls defiled and impregnated in Luwero district are not reporting to police stations, a report has revealed. According to the Police crime report released recently, a total of 166 cases of defilement were reported in 2022 in Luwero district of which 68 were classified …

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High teenage pregnancies worry Kyegegwa leaders

Kyegegwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Teenage pregnancies and early marriages are worrying Kyegewa district leaders. According to records from the district Community Development Department, the majority of the cases were registered during the lockdown following the outbreak of coronavirus disease. Agnes Birungi, the Community Development Officer Kyegegwa district says that in …

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Disability inclusion in inter-generational dialogues

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Access to Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights is a necessity for every young person regardless of their abilities, however, there are challenges to ensuring that this works out in Uganda.  For instance, the Uganda demographic health survey(2016) indicates a 28% unmet family planning need and …

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1,400 girls impregnated in Bidibidi refugee settlement annually

  Yumbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Refugee implementing partners in Bidibidi refugee settlement, Yumbe district are concerned about the high number of pregnancies among adolescent girls in emergency situations. A statement issued by the International Rescue Committee-IRC and health implementing partners in the settlement, shows that an average of 1,400 girls …

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Alur kingdom moves to regulate traditional marriage ceremonies

Nebbi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Alur kingdom has reduced the number of days to be spent on traditional marriage ceremonies as one of the strategies to tackle the rampant teenage pregnancies and marriages among its subjects. The Alur King, Philip Olarker Rauni III says that the kingdom has developed its …

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Education minister condemns activists for promoting immorality in schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Education minister Janet Museveni is dismayed that several Non-Governmental Organizations-NGOs, are disguising themselves as human rights defenders, but instead promote immorality among school-going children. Janet hinted that there is a new global agenda to deliberately promote immorality, which is evidenced in the indecent entertainment performances …

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UN warns teen pregnancy costing economic progress in Uganda

Kumi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Child marriages and teenage pregnancies are costing Uganda’s social economic progress and not conducive to the country’s wealth creation and prosperity, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Uganda Country Representative Mary Otieno said Monday. As the world commemorated World Population Day on Monday, experts and …

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