July 10, 2020
July 10, 2020

The child marriage prevalence rate is still high.

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The Executive director joy for children Uganda Moses Ntenga has revealed that despite the commitment of government to end early child marriage through a national strategy plan, the child marriage prevalence rate is still high.

Speaking to the media in a symposium aimed to discuss the negative social norms that perpetuate child marriage in Uganda, Moses Ntenga said according to the united nations international children education funds (UNICEF) statistics, currently, Uganda has one of the highest child marriage prevalence rates in the world with 40% of women between 20 and 24 years having been married before their 18th birthday and 10% before turning 15years old.

Moses Ntenga has implored the government to meet its commitments and implement the national strategy plan to end child marriage and other stakeholders working towards ending child marriages through carrying out various activities that all aim at raising awareness on the causes and negative impacts on child marriage.

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