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What is International Day of the Girl Child?

What is International Day of the Girl Child?

The International Day of the Girl Child was created by the United Nations in 2012 to focus attention on the challenges girls face, to promote girls’ empowerment and protect their human rights. All girls have the right to a safe, educated, and healthy life, not only...

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A miracle baby for Mercy

A miracle baby for Mercy

Each week, the Te-Kworo Maternal and Child Health clinic saves lives. The cultural acceptance of early marriage in northern Uganda and other places leads to high maternal mortality among girls and young women, and high rates of infant death. Without even simple...

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Sarah’s Story

Sarah’s Story

Like many other expectant mothers in northern Uganda, Sarah Aloyojok faced an extreme challenge early in her pregnancy. At 21 years old, Sarah had been married for five years and had one child when she fell pregnant a second time. Two months into her second pregnancy...

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Back to school for a new Mum

Back to school for a new Mum

My name is Apiyo Mercy, I am 18 years old, and in Senior 2 (Year 8) at Kworo High School. I am the third child in a family of 8 children. My life as a child was good, because I grew up with both parents, who are peasant farmers. They were able to meet most of our...

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