Uganda has the 14th highest absolute number of women married or in a union before the age of 18 in the world – 723.000.
In addition, 10.6% of currently married 15-19 years old girls are married to men who have two or more wives.
Customary marriages or informal marriages, where a girl lives with an older man, are significantly more common than registered civil or religious marriages.
Unfortunately, as a result of the Covid-19 crisis, child marriages are expected to rise in the next five years.
- Ensure girl-child education during adolescent period and help them achieve their fullest potential.
- Protect children and their rights
- Provide psychological care for children affected by war or abused.
- Build women’s capacity to promote their rights in the community.
- Promote sexual reproductive health and wellbeing as a cornerstone in sustainable human development.
- Increase access to cancer screening services and treatment support.
- Create and strengthen a multi-stakeholder local and national platform and referral network to increase awareness about HIV/AIDs and SRHR in northern Uganda by the end of December 2025.
- Engage public, decision-makers, and strategic influencers to take care of social and cultural norms that affect children, women, and young people.
Project SDGs goals:no poverty - quality education - gender equality - reduced inequalities