Teenage pregnancies spike in Acholi as Covid lockdown bites

A 15-year-old child mother (left) in Kitgum District talks to Daily Monitor last week. She said she is afraid of stigma if she returns to school. PHOTOS | COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • The Covid-19 pandemic that has ravaged the world has also had disastrous effects on the girl-child in Acholi Sub-region. Irene Abalo travelled through the recesses of Amuru, Gulu, Kitgum, and Omoro to speak to some of the victims of teenage pregnancies.

Northern Uganda continues to emerge out of the Lord’s Resistance Army conflict, which brought ruin to its economy for close to two decades from 1986.


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