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Teenage Girls Arrested For Being Pregnant – Arresting The Girls Won’t Curb This Menance

Teenage Girls Arrested For Being Pregnant – Arresting The Girls Won’t Curb This Menance

In Tanzania, five schoolgirls, along with their parents, have been arrested. Their crime? The girls had fallen pregnant. Their ‘partners in crime’, who have since hit the road running, are also being hunted down. These arrests come after an order was issued by District Commissioner Sebastian Waryuba in a crackdown aimed at ending teenage pregnancy […]

Burundi: Alarming Figures Of Pregnancies In Schools

Burundi: Alarming Figures Of Pregnancies In Schools

The number of pregnant girls in schools increases year after year. According to a survey conducted by the ministry of public health last year, the figures rose from 877 in 2009 to 2424 in 2015. “The number of pregnant girls in schools continues to increase. Today, the provisional number is already superior to the last […]

Pregnancies Killing Teenagers’ Dreams

Pregnancies Killing Teenagers’ Dreams

Catherine Nansereko stands by the dusty roadside of Katoogo trading centre in Nama sub-county, Mukono district. Dressed in loose-fitting clothes with her half-naked three-month-old baby, the 17-year-old can but only see a dark future. As the cloud-covered sky promises torrents of rain, Nansereko and her baby’s attire seem unfit for the probable weather. As I […]

‘I Just Got Trapped’: Nepal Tries To Expand Girls’ Horizons Beyond Marriage

‘I Just Got Trapped’: Nepal Tries To Expand Girls’ Horizons Beyond Marriage

Child marriage in Nepal is denying girls education and the country a boost in GDP, but the government is slowly challenging the status quo. Sajita Tamang was 14 when she got married. She says love had nothing to do with it. Now 17, Sajita recalls tearfully the pressure put on her by two women from […]