Child Protection

Thursday 19 December 2013

Teenage pregnancy is still a challenge

On October 17, Save the Children, in collaboration with Action for Community Development (ACODEV) and Bundibugyo Local Government, marked the International Safe Motherhood Day. Under the theme Teenage Pregnancies an Obstacle to Safe Motherhood; Stop it Now, the event drew attention to the problem of early marriage in the district.

“Bundibugyo is one of the districts with the highest number of early marriages, hence the teenage pregnancies,” said Harriet Ntabaazi, the district Woman Member of Parliament.