INCREASING CASES OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST TEEN GIRLS IN BUYENDE DISTRICT

During the last two years of COVID -19 lockdown, 27,875 girls and young women (aged 13 – 19years) in Buyende district experienced sexual violence thus defilement, rape, sexual exploitation, etc. This is evidenced by the high numbers of girls and young women less than 20years receiving antenatal SERVICES at health centers in the district. (district maternal health report 2021) and most of them dropedout from school. These girls need be skilled in vocational and life skills for living earning.