Give girls education, health to achieve more - US envoy

Courtesy. US ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac (left) with Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, Uganda’s Prime Minister, at her residence in Kololo, Kampala on July 3. She called on Uganda to invest more in education and health for women in order to prevent gender-based violence. PHOTO BY RACHEL MABALA

What you need to know:

A recent study by the Centre for Domestic Violence Prevention, shows that gender-based violence, costs Uganda Shs77.5b annually in lost profits and expenses, which affects prosperity.

Kampala. The US ambassador to Uganda, Ms Deborah Malac, has urged government to invest more in education and health for women in order to combat gender-based violence.
“Education, health and poverty eradication are all key to creating an environment that protects women and children and allows girls to achieve their potential.

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