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Poverty, Gender Violence and Lack of Access to Sexuality Education fueling child marriages and teenage pregnancies in Kampala Slums

Patrick Mwesigye is a member of the Have You Seen My Rights Coalition – a partnership between organisations worldwide to promote Comprehensive Sexuality Education. In this post, Patrick looks at how a lack of this education is amongst the factors leading to some of Uganda’s most challenging issues. 713 more words

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Things that make me go Yayyyy - declining fertility rate & population growth

We are possibly the only country in the world to have recruited religious leaders to the movement of halting and reversing the trend of high-fertility to bring about astonishing change over a period of three decades – fertility rate dropped from almost 7 to 2.4 in 2005-2010. 171 more words

Diana wins Queen's Young Leaders Award

We’re excited to share with you that former Restless Development ICS Team Leader and Field Intern, Diana Nakaweesa,  has won an award from the Queen’s Young Leaders Award and is collecting it from Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom today! 134 more words

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Ending FGM & Harmful Traditional Practices: Engaging Our Religious & Cultural Leaders

By Otina Kennedy*

In many African communities, cultural leaders are increasingly under pressure to remain relevant in light of increasing awareness and advancements on human rights for women and men.   1,270 more words

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CSO Member: Centre for Girls and Interaction (CEGI)

Name: Centre for Girls and Interaction (CEGI)

CEGI focuses on child marriages, sexual and reproductive health rights for adolescents, advocacy work on women and girls rights as well as education for the girl child. 45 more words

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What Matters to Me as a Youth in the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda

(This article was originally posted on http://www.atlascorps.org/blog/?p=7893 by the author, longwegrace)

As we draw closer to September 2015, when nations are expected to adopt the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, I am reflecting on what that means for me and probably for my fellow young people. 284 more words

A Mother's Day Message from Two of the World's Luckiest Mothers

Last year, two of us at Girls’ Globe lived through a major change in our lives: we became mothers. In September, Emma gave birth to a baby boy, followed by Julia’s baby girl who entered this world in November. 830 more words

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