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UNFPA commits continued support to Uganda’s teenage pregnancy fight

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has committed to continue its support towards Uganda’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) for women, and girls including disadvantaged and vulnerable populations. UNFPA, with funding from the Netherlands Embassy, has been implementing a four-year program dubbed …

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MTN’s bicycle race sheds light on high sexual abuse in Nwoya district

Nwoya, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities in Nwoya district want more sensitization drives in relation to ending teenage pregnancy. During Sunday’s MTN Uganda’s sponosred Acholi Heritage Bicycle Race at Anaka Town Council, local leaders used the race to raise awareness on the increasing sexual abuse, especially among the youths. Records …

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Kitgum registers over 1,000 teenage pregnancies in six months

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kitgum authorities are concerned about the rising number of pregnancies among underage girls. The media has been awash with news of teenage pregnancy across the country in the last two years fueled by the lockdown triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. When schools reopened, many thought …

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NPA urges gov’t to reconsider teenage pregnancy guidelines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Planning Authority-NPA has asked the Ministry of Education to rethink its teenage pregnancy guidelines. The Ministry of Education guidelines on pregnancy were developed in 2020 following an increase in teenage pregnancies reported during the COVID-19 lockdown. Reports indicate that over 200,000 cases of …

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Kwania registers 5,375 cases of teenage pregnancy in 21 months

Kwania, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kwania district has reported a high incidence of teenage pregnancy in a period of twenty one months, hence threatening to cut short the pursuit for education amongst girls of school going age. The information was contained in data presented by the district probation officer, Moses …

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30% of teenage school girls in Pallisa district impregnated

Pallisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A report by the Pallisa Health District Office has indicated that 30% of the school going girls in the district are pregnant or gave birth in the period between March 2020 to date. Dr. Godfrey Mulekwa, the Pallisa District Health Officer said the increasing rate at …

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Physical, emotional and sexual violence worsened during lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Half of Ugandans (51%) believe that physical, emotional and sexual violence got worse in their communities during the coronavirus lockdown, a survey issued by Twaweza Uganda to commemorate the international Women’s day has revealed. The survey was conducted by Sauti za Wananchi in November, 2020 …

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Archbishop urges parents to mentor children during festive season

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Archbishop Dr John Baptist Odama of Gulu Archdiocese has urged parents to take seriously their parenting role during this festive season saying many children are getting wasted in the presence of their parents. Archbishop Odama said many parents have neglected their responsibility of parenting, counting …

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