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TMF Girls Advocacy Alliance Boy/Male Champions and girl advocates petition Bukedea district over by-law on Child Marriage.

For the past four years under the #GirlsAdvocacyAlliance project supported by Plan International Uganda, we have focused on 6 districts where opportunities for adolescent girls are cut short by the interrelated issues of limited education, teenage pregnancy, child and forced marriage, early child bearing and school dropout.

The main idea of this project, which has reached many girls and young women in the last four years is to promote equal rights and opportunities for girls and young women with our aim at attaining a world where girls and young women no longer experience Gender Based Violence and live in a safe and protected environment which we believe can help reduce their vulnerabilities by increasing their status in their families; girls, young women and child mothers going back to school; and fueling a change in the way their communities perceive them.

Seeing Our Boy/Male champions of change now taking the mantle of creating long lasting change in the effort to put child marriage to an end gives us great pleasure. The boys/male champions of Bukedea District have petitioned the district to pass a by-law on child marriage which will be a great boost in the fight against teenage pregnancy and child marriage.