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Ugandan Youth Clubs Tackle Child Marriage and Early Pregnancy

Half the Sky Movement

In Uganda, child marriage -- as young as 13 -- and early pregnancy are common. To tackle these problems, BRAC, a Bangladeshi NGO working in African countries, established youth clubs in Uganda for girls aged 13 to 21 to discuss issues such as rape and contraception. BRAC also trains girls and women to be mentors in their communities. Agnes Lotuko, a 22-year-old mentor, said, "I teach girls life skills, tell them they should not marry when they are still young as they will have many problems."

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