At the age of 18, almost half the girls in Uganda have become wife and mother*. Every other pregnancy is unwanted**. 32.000 teenage pregnancies a month show the impact of lacking access to reproductive health education***. The fertility rate is 4.8 children per woman**** – family planning is quite clearly not an item on the public agenda.
Das zeigt: auch Familienplanung ist kein Thema.
The coronavirus pandemic has made things worse for young girls. Schools were closed for 83 long weeks*****. 83 weeks during which girls at home and at work were bullied into having sex – often by older men. Others were married away by their families even earlier than usual. As a result, they did not just lose their youth, but their self-determination as well*****.
To change this, we teamed up with the Gejja Women Foundation to help girls in Uganda lead a dignified life. And now we would like to ask you to join in. Do your bit! Because you can.
*Source: dandc.eu, **Source: chrismon.evangelisch.de, ***Source: taarifa.rw, ****Source: de.statista.com, *****Source: tagesschau.de/