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Child Marriage and Teenage Pregnancy in Uganda

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Although the legal age of consent to marriage in Uganda is set at 18, getting married formally or informally before this age is a common practice. girls are disproportionately affected by this harmful practice; in most cases married to older men. Progress has been made to end child marriage, but the practice still affects nearly half of all girl-children in Uganda.

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UNFPA Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report September 2020 Issue No. 9

Situation Report

In the month of September, 1,400 adolescents and young people were reached with SRH/HIV/GBV information through all peer education activities across all humanitarian settings with UNFPA presence.

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Uganda Family Planning Atlas

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The main objectives of this Family Planning Atlas are to: help explain factors associated with family planning use as well as trends in the family planning indicators; Provide analysis that will support policy advocacy and direct intervention areas; and give a pictorial presentation of the family planning situation in Uganda to bring out inequalities in utilization and service delivery.

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UNFPA Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report August 2020 Issue No. 8

Situation Report

Amid COVID19, UNFPA Uganda continues to play a leading role in ensuring access to life-saving sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, preventing and responding to gender-based violence (GBV) and empowering women, adolescent girls and young people in refugee hosting districts and in emergency situations. This is the Country Office humanitarian response Situation Report for the month of August 2020.

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HARNESSING THE DEMOGRAPHIC DIVIDEND FOR UGANDA

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Uganda’s Vision 2040, seeks to transform the country from a ‘predominantly peasant and low income country to a competitive, modern and prosperous upper middle income country’ by 2040. The vision highlights the potential role of the Demographic Dividend in realising the envisaged socio-economic transformation. It advocates for reducing the dependency ratio by reducing fertility levels, keeping school-age children (particularly girls) in school, and improving the health service delivery system. 

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Right(s) here: Delivering SRHR under COVID-19

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From the onset of the pandemic, UNFPA closely monitored delivery of SRHR services to identify changes in service utilization early on and initiate strategies to minimize impact of the pandemic. Limitations in service availability and utilisation suggested an urgency by UNFPA to think about innovative strategies to maintain delivery of SRHR services to mitigate the health impact of the epidemic.

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Resolutions made during the meeting with cultural leaders from the Lango sub region on the importance of family planning in harnessing the demographic dividend on Thursday 17 September 2020 at Magharita Hotel, Lira.

Declarations and Statement

Cultural leaders in the Lango sub region have made a resolve to champion family planning as way of improving the quality of life of the communities. Under their umbrella body the Lango Cultural Foundation (LCF),the leaders made consensus that family planning is the key to ending maternal mortality, keeping girls in school, addressing teenage pregnancy and ending gender based violence in the region.

 

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One step at a time: Finding common ground with religious and cultural institutions to deliver an integrated rights package

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Working from within: Engaging cultural and religious leaders for social change

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UNFPA Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report July 2020 Issue No. 7

Situation Report

This is a summary report of UNFPA Uganda Country Office monthly humanitarian situation report for the month of July 2020.

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UNFPA Uganda Annual Report 2019: Accelerating the Promise, Delivering Rights

Annual Report

The ICPD25 Summit in Nairobi created unprecedented momentum to advance sexual reproductive health and rights. Against this background, UNFPA Uganda and its partners undertook interventions to support Uganda’s quest to invest in Human Capital Development as a key strategy to advance the country’s development aspirations as spelt out in the National Development Plan. In our implementation, we took deliberate effort to ensure that the various dimensions of Uganda’s demographic dynamics and diversity are integrated in planning and budgeting, while ensuring that the basic reproductive health needs and rights of people in humanitarian contexts are met, so that no one is left behind.

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