#Uganda teen pregnancy hits the roof following increased #RAPE - #GirlChild
of Ugandan girls who are dropping out of
school after being defiled and impregnated is worryingly increasing, according
to Wakisa, an organization that caters for girls with unwanted pregnancies.
Wakisa Ministries, a Pregnancy Crisis Centre along Namirembe Road told a
delegation of visiting doctors on Wednesday that they have admitted several
underage girls who were impregnated between 2016 and 2017, while others are
already nursing their newborn babies.
Nalule, an official at the facility revealed that the number of girls they admit
each month is increasing, an indication that the rate at which men in Uganda are sexually
abusing young girls has doubled compared
to past years.
Wakisa is an
nongovernmental organisation that helps to rehabilitate underage girls who get
unwanted pregnancies, those chased from
homes or schools after conceiving and those impregnated through rape.
helps these girls to access adequate antenatal care, caters for them during
labour and later assists them in raising their babies, on top of equipping them
with vocational skills that can enable the young mothers earn a living.