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Supporting young mothers in Nyamasheke District to build new lives

Teenage pregnancy and early motherhood takes enormous effects on girls’ education, discrimination, stigmatization, and low income earning potential which leads to continuous poverty. Most girls who become pregnant are forced to drop out of school and are more likely to become pregnant again when not given right information and services.

While many communities joined the International Commemoration of the Day of the African Child in June 2020, with a commitment to protect children from violence, Francine Uwamahoro 17, from Nyamasheke District in the North- West of Rwanda, stayed home, hiding from the villagers because she was pregnant.