Government to unveil Initiative aimed at ending GBV

The Government of Uganda in partnership with the United Nations in Uganda will launch the Education Plus Initiative tomorrow Thursday 2nd June, 2022 at Mengo Senior School.

The Education Plus Initiative is a five year, high profile, high level political advocacy drive convened by five UN agencies including UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNWOMEN, UNICEF and UNESCO.

It is aimed at accelerating actions and investments among adolescent girls, young women and boys as agents of change to prevent HIV, reduce teenage pregnancy, early marriages, gender based violence with access to and completion of secondary school education as an entry point.

The Initiative is multisectoral and it brings together ministries of Education and Sports, Health, Gender, Labour and Social Development, Local Government and other MDAs.

For the first 5 years, 2021 to 2025, the initiative will target adolescent girls and young women in North Central, Busoga, Bunyoro, Lango, Tooro and West Nile since these areas registered a higher number of teenage pregnancies in 2021.

The Initiative that will be launched tomorrow complements the ongoing high level campaign on teenage pregnancy launched by the First Lady and Minister of Sports Janet Museveni who is expected to preside over the function at 2pm and various officials, organizations, students, teachers and parents are expected to attend.

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