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Why We Need To Empower Women, Adolescents and Youth to Keep Everyone’s Dream Alive

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Why We Need To Empower Women, Adolescents and Youth to Keep Everyone's Dream Alive

Adokonyero Esther and Akena Christine* are two 17 year olds living in Pajimo, Kitgum District. Both girls are now teenage mothers, who have dropped out of school. Esther hoped to become a nurse, while Christine's desire was to be a teacher. Shots at both dreams suffered a major setback after the two girls left school to tend to their children.

These are just two of the stories of many of Uganda's rural girls who have been victims of teenage pregnancy and early marriages. According to the 2016 Uganda Demographic Health Survey, 25% of adolescent girls of 15 to 19 years in Uganda have begun childbearing. This implies that nearly three in every 10 adolescent girls of 15 to 19 years in the country have begun childbearing.

A lot counts to this. For Example in Matidi Sub County, Kitgum District, the locals ascertained to us that one of the causes of teenage pregnancy is the urge by young men to try out their manhood. They lure equally young girls into sex, and the result is young families of children bearing children yet they do not have access to modern family planning information and services.
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Capitalise on high youth population says report

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Kampala- A new report on the state of the world population has recommended that the youth need to acquire relevant knowledge and skills if developing countries like Uganda are to benefit from them for social and economic progress.

The youth population in the country accounts for more than 78 per cent of the entire population that currently stands at 34.9 million people. The state of Uganda Population Report 2014 shows that youth are grappling with unemployment which remains a major challenge. 

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Govt spends sh39b annually on unsafe abortions by Straight Talk Foundation Limited in Uganda

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With many youths having unprotected sex and fearing to bear children, most of them resort to abortion a thing which has stretched government's budget to about sh39b.

Straight Talk Foundation Limited Executive Director, Susan Ajok said that government spends about US$14m (about 39b) annually on treating complications related to unsafe abortion with youths taking the centre stage.

She disclosed this on Friday during a fundraising ceremony at Serena Hotel in Kampala.

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It’s the Journey, Not the Destination: Introducing the WAY Programme in Acholi and West Nile by Reach a Hand in Uganda

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It's the Journey, Not the Destination: Introducing the WAY Programme in Acholi and West Nile

Overtime stories have been told about Uganda's hospitality, and kindness to almost becoming the biggest refugee host country in the world. Look at all the love we got in us! Uganda currently hosts almost 1.4 million refugees, mainly settled in Acholi, West Nile and the Southwestern regions of Uganda. The Acholi and West Nile regions are dominated by refugees from South Sudan, who also comprise 1 million of the total refugee populace. This means that this is a sensitive region, given the many young people who come into the host community with reproductive health and rights needs. 

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Revolutionizing Youth Health Services; Launching the e-Referral Card in Mbarara Share T by Reach A Hand in Uganda

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It officially went down! The Sautiplus referral system and Sautiplus card were introduced to 9 health centres i.e Ihunga health centre IV, Nyaruhandagazi health centre II, Nyakabare health centre II, Nyabikungu health centre II, Itojo health centre II, Kinoni health centre IV, and Bugamba health centre IV in the sub counties of Rugando and Bugamba in Mbarara district.  

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Learning to Prioritise Health in National Level Financing by Reach a Hand in Uganda

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The health budget financing dialogue organised by Action Group for Health, Human Rights and HIV/AIDS and partners under the Right Here Right Now platform, was a more than thrilling experience. When the day's first panel sat, all in presence in the Gardenia Hall of Imperial Royale Hotel were excited. Centre to it were Buyaga West Member of Parliament Barnabas Tinkasiimire and Amanda Banura, the country coordinator for International Youth Alliance for Family Planing. A discussion involving a member of parliament and a young person advocating for other young people, fruitful results could be expected.


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Straight Talk Foundation: Parliament to Expedite Passing of the Alcohol Bill to curb Underage Alcohol Consumption

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STF brought together, different stakeholders to forge a way forward towards policy formulation and implementation aimed at curbing underage alcohol consumption. 

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