Rural Smiles Foundation●Sustainably Empowering Communities

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Complex Street, P.O Box 48 Karuguuza - Uganda


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Category: Reports


Stats and Observations From Our New Study

We would also like to share some of our latest works with you. Over 195,000 teenage pregnancies were reported in Uganda in the first six months of 2021. To understand the extent of damages caused by child marriages and teen pregnancies, we recently surveyed over 400 respondents from different sub-counties of the Kasese district in Western Uganda. The following are some of our findings:

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to an increase in both child marriages and teen pregnancies.
  • On average, respondents state that girls marry by the age of 16.
  • Over 60% of women say their pregnancy resulted from an unwanted sexual encounter.
  • More than 1 in 4 respondents do not have access to birth control.
  • There’s an evident lack of quality education for girls and job opportunities for women.
  • Victims are still unaware that relief and support are accessible to them.