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Adolescent girls in the balance: changes and continuity in ...

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By gk bantebya · 2014 · cited by 49 — figure 3: trends in early marriage and median age at first marriage, ... ($40) and 1 cock and take you' (fgd, unmarried out-of-school girls, kityerera). 184 pages
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Country ReportShaping policy for development odi.orgAdolescent girls in the balance: Changesand continuity in social norms and practicesaround marriage and education in UgandaGrace Kyomuhendo Bantebya, Florence Kyoheirwe Muhanguzi andCarol Watson Despite progress in poverty reduction, significant numbers of adolescent girls inUganda are still poor, propelled into child marriage or early pregnancy and deprivedof full educational attainment. Girls’ education now has greater social value and the universal primary educationpolicies has greatly expanded access; however, many girls drop out due to poverty orearly pregnancy, while secondary education remains a distant dream for most. Marriage forms and practices are changing, with more fluid and individualarrangements emerging; however, these leave girls vulnerable and with limitedsocial support. Lack of access to reproductive health information and services leaves adolescentgirls vulnerable to early or unwanted pregnancies, HIV and other...
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