Our resilient struggle to protect the pride of an African girl child from sexual violence, including teenage pregnancy, early unions, and child marriage is more demanding today than it has ever been before.
Through parents and local leaders engagement meetings that were conducted last month in Nalugala community, it was discovered that cases of child marriages and early unions are worsening due to COVID-19, poverty and domestic violence has caused divisions in families/parents hence leaving children in despair. Limited communication and hostility in homes forces these young girls to look for a refugee, most cases, they get into wrong hands.
Limited communication and hostility in homes force these young girls to look for a refugee, in most cases, they get into the wrong hands.
With the support of the youths and women leaders, Our volunteers and staff are working hand in hand with the parents to ensure young people more especially girls and young women receive friendly and age-appropriate SRHR information while observing COVID-19 preventative measures.
20 most at-risk families have been identified with the help of the LC1 and the Nabakyala. We were able to provide food, clothes, and other basics to these families. Our councilors are still in engagement with the families for further support.
We have been able to form Resilient Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (RSRHR) health club in Nalugala and established a safe space where young people meet for peer to peer sessions and edutainment. 50 young people, both girls, and boys, primary and secondary levels are already benefiting from the club.