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Safe abortion is heavily restricted in Uganda, yet gender inequality and sexual violence are widespread. Hosted by IPPF, the Safe Abortion Action Fund is helping vulnerable women to turn their lives around. People are learning about safe abortion and fewer girls are dying. Community attitudes have been transformed and social stigma has started to give way to human rights and understanding.
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Many sex workers in Uganda end up having unwanted pregnancies often resorting to unsafe abortions. There are many myths and misconceptions about contraception as well as a lack of access. This issue was one of the reasons why Lady Mermaid's ...
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Uganda has one of the highest fertility rates in the world, and as a result, it also has one of the most youthful populations - more than half of Ugandans are under the age of 15. Approximately, 755,000 unintended pregnancies occur annually out of which 297,000 result in unsafe abortions. We are working hard on the ground to tackle these issues. Our Member takes the approach of offering people as many services as possible to get all health needs met in the same place.
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This IPPF Japan Trust Fund project provided an opportunity for staff in our Ugandan Member Association to enhance the capacity in areas such as conducting needs assessment surveys, documenting and reporting, and monitoring and evaluation. It has also enabled staff ...
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This brief summarizes a number of projects implemented in Africa to address the alarmingly high HIV infection rates in this region. Driven by the specific needs of each country, the projects funded by the Japan Trust Fund focused on three ...