By Juliet Nalwooga
Ugandan Women’s Network (UWONET) rights activists have urged the government to repackage and market sex education to increase uptake before general schools reopen next year in January.
The government recently released a policy to guide all stakeholders in teaching sexuality education in educational institutions after rejecting a concept of comprehensive sexuality education that targeted schools as a recruiting ground for sex education. homosexuality and claimed that it undermined the values of the country.
Speaking at the ongoing strategy forum on how best to implement international legislative frameworks on gender accountability, Suzan Acheng, a UWONET advocacy officer also noted that the 11th parliament is expected to enact the national health insurance bill to provide health care to the majority of women and children. who are the most vulnerable.
It comes amid rising cases of teenage pregnancies indicating the country may be facing an ‘epidemic’ of teenage pregnancies blamed on Covid -19-induced lockdowns that have stranded children at home away from home. school for months.
There are currently 7 days left for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, an annual international campaign to address violence against women and girls that begins from November 25 to December 10.