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Early motherhood.Teenage pregnancy in Uganda stands at 25 per cent. Sumaiah Najjumba, now a grandmother at 27, is part of that statistic, having conceived at 12, narrates Roland D. Nasasira.

When I meet Sumaiah Najjumba at her home in Kapisa Village, Mazimasa Sub-county in Butaleja District, she is washing a saucepan to prepare meals for her family. She has just finished breastfeeding her daughter, who is just three weeks old. It is a humble homestead, composed of a number of grass-thatched houses; with chicken, ducks, goats, naked and half naked children loitering around.

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WASHINGTON, October 13, 2016— The World Bank today launched a Global Gender-Based Violence (GGBV) Task Force to strengthen the institution’s response through its projects to issues involving sexual exploitation and abuse.

The new Task Force will be comprised primarily of outside experts on gender-based violence, supported by a small team of specialist World Bank staff. It will build on existing World Bank and other work to tackle violence against women and girls, advising on strengthened approaches to identifying threats and applying lessons in World Bank projects to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation and abuse.

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Women MPs, CSOs want Marriage Bill enacted into law

KAMPALA— Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and women Members of Parliament have called on Parliament to expeditiously pass the Marriage bill into law.
They argue that the law is long overdue yet it is needed to address challenges in marriages.

This was during a meeting between Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA) and CSOs to discuss the progress of the bill and agree on the way forward.
The chairperson UWOPA round table on Marriage bill, Veronica Bichetero said the bill has been on the shelves for a long time since 2013...

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What activists are doing to promoting sanitation in Ugandan slums

Daily Monitor, SATURDAY JUNE 9 2018 — There are a number of characteristics that cut across most, if not all slums around the world, including those in Kampala.

While they are comprised of big populations, they are also characterised with somewhat high levels of poor sanitation and hygiene. The Makerere Kivulu slum area is not any different. It is defined by deep trenches, filled with black water that flows to nowhere, littered with polythene bags, plastics and at the same time stinky...

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