Over 3,000 Basic School Girls Impregnated In Upper East Region in GHANA.

Over 3,000 Basic School Girls Impregnated In Upper East Region in GHANA.

    A study conducted by a civil society organisation – Social Initiative for Literacy and Development Programme (SILDEP) – in 6...

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pregnant_african_womanA study conducted by a civil society organisation – Social Initiative for Literacy and Development Programme (SILDEP) – in 60 basic schools in the Upper East Region has revealed that 3,473 school-girls in the region became pregnant during the 2015/2016 academic year.

They were made up of 3,412 girls between the ages of 15 and 19, and 61 others below 14 years.

The Chief Executive Officer of SILDEP, Mr Moses Dramani Luri, disclosed this at a forum at Gwollu in the Sissala West District to mark International Women’s Day last week Wednesday.

Following the grave statistics, civil society groups that participated in the forum called for stronger law enforcement to save girls in the region from early sex and forced marriages

 

The forum, which was preceded by a march by schoolgirls and some women through the streets of Gwollu, was organised by SILDEP in partnership with Plan Ghana which currently funds the SILDEP’s Girls Advocacy Alliance projec. It was attended by schoolgirls, mothers and other women from various fields.

 

Story Source : http://www.peacefmonline.com/pages/local/social/201703/308973.php

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