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In the next 30 years, Uganda envisions a transformation from a peasant to a modern and prosperous society, with a per capita GDP of USD 9,500 by 2040 as detailed in ision 2040. Vision 2040 also acknowledges that the only single factor that will stop Uganda from attaining middle income status is the population growth rate, characterized by a young age structure and consequent high child dependency burden. Uganda has therefore pronounced itself onharnessing the demographic dividend, as a key strategy to achieving Vision 2040.
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All the countries supported by the Joint Programme have put in place a functional national coordination mechanism, and have continued to implement an integrated and comprehensive approach towards galvanizing the new social norm of keeping girls intact.
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With support from UNFPA, The Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development developed the National Male Involvement Strategy for the prevention and response to Gender Based Violence in Uganda aimed at engaging men and boys to become change agents in their communities and workplaces, promoting peace and security, mitigating conflicts, protecting the rights of women and girls, sensitising their peers and ensuring victims/survivors receive appropriate services. 

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Uganda needs more midwives now than ever before

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Investing in 10-year-old girls could yield huge demographic dividend, pump billions into national economies.

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Demographic and socio-economic data are useful for planning and evidence-based decision-making in any country. 

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Developed by the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development with support from UNFPA, this multi media strategy is part of the overarching National Policy on Action Plan to Eliminate Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Uganda.  The Strategy will guide the campaign to prompt communities as well as those in positions of authority, to change their behaviors and improve their knowledge, attitudes and practice related to GBV.  
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