Girls in Uganda continue to face significant challenges due to gender inequality, poverty and other factors.
- 7% are married by the age of 15
- 34% are married by the age of 18
- 28% become pregnant as teenagers
- 85%+ do not complete upper secondary school – 96% amongst the poorest girls in rural areas
Menstrual hygiene management issues such as pain, fear and embarrassment play a significant role in school absenteeism among Ugandan girls.