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17:50
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Police Rallies Public to Curb New Wave of Crime in Gulu youth gangs 3 1

Ogwang revealed that many parents have relinquished parental obligations leaving children with a lot of liberty to control themselves which propels them into conflict with the law.
09:38
09:38

Lack of Sexuality Education Fuelling Moral Decay Among Youths in Acholi teenage pregnancy 3 1

The Acholi region is experiencing significant sexual and reproductive health challenges like teenage pregnancies, early marriages, HIV and gender-based violence, habits which, according to leaders, have increased greatly during the COVID-19 lockdown, when movements were restricted, while schools and places of worship remained closed.
15:20
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Teenage Pregnancies Worry Kanungu Leaders early pregnancies 4

According to findings carried out by Ugandan Sexual Health and Pastoral Education USHAPE, a non- government organization operating in South Western, 1, 555 aged between 10-17 years are married while 1,754 girls aged between 13-17 years were found pregnant.
13:48
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Kamuswaga Tasks Cultural Leaders on Early Marriages, FGM united nations 1 1

According to a report by the United Nations Childrens Fund UNICEF in 2016 regarding the State of the Worlds Children, nearly one in every two girls in Uganda is married off before the age of 18.
11:48
11:48

Community Silence Impeding Fight against Teenage Motherhood early marriages 4

Janet Nakisekka, the Masaka District Gender and Social Development Officer, says the unwillingness by the public to report the cases of teenage pregnancies is frustrating the enforcement of established laws against the vice.
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Sexual Abuse Victims Petition Parliament over Sexual Offences Bill early marriages 2 1

A group of girls who are victims of sexual abuse from the districts of Kamuli, Buyende and Tororo have petitioned Parliament seeking the speedy consideration of the Sexual Offences Bill.
11:26
11:26

Report: Ending Child Marriage Could Earn Uganda UGX10 Trillion early marriages 1 Top story

The World Bank says ending child marriage today could generate three billion dollars or 10 trillion shillings per year for Uganda by 2030, according to the 10th Uganda Economic Update released today. Titled Accelerating Ugandas Development: Educating Girls and Ending Child Marriage and Early Childbearing, the new Uganda Economic Update shows that notwithstanding a declining trend, one in three girls still marry before the age of 18, whether through formal or informal unions.
07:18
07:18

Woman Held for Attempting to Sell Grandchild child trafficking

According to Kamulya, Nabaje approached Kawu and Wanande in Butaleja town council looking for someone to buy the six-year-old, saying she didnt have money to look after him.
13:18
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Activists Demand Strong Action against Child Abuse world vision 2

A study conducted last year by Uganda Youth Development Link indicated that 40 percent of the girls as young as 13 are married off before they complete their primary education cycle. The study established that parents in the districts of districts of Kasese, Bundibugyo and Ntoroko, were marrying of girls in exchange for cows, goats and other household items.
15:05
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Ntoroko Alarmed by School Dropout Rates early marriages 2

Education authorities in Ntoroko district are concerned about the increase in the number of girls dropping out of school despite the go back to school campaign.
11:11
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Two Fathers Held for Marrying off Underage Children early marriage

Two men have been arrested in Lira for trying to marry off their underage children to each other. The two men are Tom Onyango (38) and Edward Okello (35). Onyango was trying to marry off his 12 year old daughter to Okello\'s 16 year old son.
15:56
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Another Year Ending as Kooki's Wait for FM Radio Station Continues early marriages 3 2

Hajj Ahmed Kiwanuka, the Kooki Prime Minister says it is highly unlikely the Radio station would start this year.
13:02
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127 Pupils Miss PLE In Bugiri early marriages

At least 127 pupils in Bugiri district have missed sitting for their 2014 primary leaving examinations (PLE) that kicked off today. Majority of the pupils are girls who had earlier registered to sit for the examinations but failed to turn up for the Mathematics paper this morning.
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Child Mother Testimony Moves Leaders To Tears child marriages

A testimony of a 15 year old child-mother moved leaders to tears as she narrated her ordeal during the launch of “End child marriage” campaign in Amuria yesterday. Uganda is among the 15 worst African countries with high numbers of child brides. An inter-agency report released in March last year says 46% of underage girls below 18 are forced or lured into marriage, putting Uganda in the 11th position on the list. Niger tops the list at 75% followed by Chad with 72% of child marriages.
12:22
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Women's Day Special: Teenage Mother Expecting Fifth Child at 20 Years teenage pregnancy 2 1 Top story

At just 20 years, Nabuuma Lamula, a Bukomansimbi teenage mother who started giving birth at 13 years is now expecting her fifth child.
12:30
12:30

Sub County Authorities Stop Schools From Re-admitting Child Mothers girl child 1 2

The Sub County authorities argue that the directive will curb the practice, since some parents deliberately marry off their daughters, because they will return to school after delivering.
11:55
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Cases of Early Marriage Increase In Ntoroko As By-law Gathers Dust ntoroko district 2

A by-law to curb rampant cases of early marriages in Ntoroko district is yet to bear fruits as the district registers more cases. According to the by-law passed last year, parents who marry off their children below 18 years were liable to a fine of 100,000 shillings or a jail term of one month or both.
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Lwengo District Passes By-law on Early Marriages girl child 1 2

The bylaw proposes various punishments for different offenders. The bylaw, proposes that parents who marry off their children, below 18 years are liable to a fine of 150,000 shillings or a jail term of two month or both.
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Man Kidnaps 12-year-old for Marriage early marriage

Police in Mayuge is holding a 30 year old man accused of kidnapping a 12-year old girl.
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Abducted Girl Recovered After 4 Years early marriages 2 1

Mukiibi, according to the police allegedly, attacked and killed a 70 year old woman, Nansansi Tereza in 2009, and then kidnapped her 9-year old granddaughter (names withheld) at Kiyuni in Mubende district.
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