They have dreams too- #BetterLife4Girls

Teenage pregnancy and under-age marriage are on a rampant increase in Uganda today. Nearly 1 in every 2 girls in Uganda is married before the age of 18 moreover, 58% of 15–19-year-old girls in Uganda have experienced physical/sexual violence while 10% of girls are married by 15 years of age. UNICEF predicts that 750 million children will be forced into marriage by 2030- These figures are alarming and something should be done about it.

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Last week, concerned parties held and launched the #BetterLife4Girls campaign that is to be implemented in 14 districts around Uganda. The campaign is inspired by the 2030 Agenda and the unmet needs of adolescent girls in Uganda and the campaign aims to prevent teenage pregnancy and under-age marriage among adolescent girls.

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Highlights at the launch of #BetterLife4Girls

 

Even the young girls vow to support the cause.

What is your plegde?

Girls should be girls.

Saddening figures!

Let’s join hands to stop teenage pregnancy, and under-age marriage.

Sign the petition

They have dreams too…

I am a brother and a friend, and I stand against teenage pregnancy and under-age marriage- I stand against the cultures that accept it, we all should. Let’s join hands to stop the spread and growth of this vice- no girl should be a mother.

 

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2 thoughts on “They have dreams too- #BetterLife4Girls

  1. I support this. Last week I posted something on Facebook. An experience. I saw this young girl and I was in utter shock. Very young and already a mother. It broke my heart

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