The life of teenage mothers in Uganda

Bahati Amon1597320911
Posted August 13, 2020
Being a parent, while a child, leaves alot of psychological memories up to adulthood. Lol
Children headed family preparing lunch. The elder child is peeling cassava , and the other one standing is responsible for cooking.
Waster crisis may be a silent trap for unwanted teenage pregnancies in Uganda.
Waster crisis may be a silent trap for unwanted teenage pregnancies in Uganda.: During waster scarcity, it's usually girls role in many cultures to fetch water & this can makes long doers to waylay girls from collecting waster in queer hours leading to sexual assault . (1/2)

While others rejoice being head of the family, it's very debastdevas when this comes at a vert young age as you tend to miss alot of Parenthood love, care, support & socialisation.

Most of 70% of African diseases are preventable but because of ; poor access to education, poverty, inaccessible health facilities & safe water results in increased mortality and morbidity.

As a result, ophans have to learn from intrinsic in order to servive.

There is need to increase awareness on ending teenage pregnancies, and early marriage with it's Associatioted risks.

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Aug 13, 2020
Aug 13, 2020

Thank you for sharing, Bahati. Your pictures tell the depth of the story. I can relate with these teenage pregnancies during the search for water, because one happened right under my own roof many years ago. I was devastated because it cost the girl a lot then.

I agree with you that many diseases are preventable in emerging economies if basic amenities can be provided by a corruption-shunning government.

Keep writing and taking pictures that tell our stories, please. Great job!

Warm regards.

Karen QuiƱones-Axalan
Aug 14, 2020
Aug 14, 2020

Hello, Dr. Bahati,

My heart is crushed just seeing the photos on these children. How old are they when they're given responsibilities of cooking and fetching water?

I assume that you secured permission from the parents to post the photos of these children online because it's a violation of children's rights.

Thank you for giving us a glimpse on what's taking place in your community.

Nini Mappo
Aug 14, 2020
Aug 14, 2020

Indeed teenage pregnancies and the generational poverty it propagates is a persistent problem faced by many communities in African countries. Increasing education access, providing mentor-ship and reproductive health education could go a long way in mitigating some of these outcomes and creating hope for these girls.

Let us keep doing what we can, one girl at a time. Good on you for being aware of this problem and being part of the change.
Keep growing in your activism, you are an agent of change and a hope for these girls.

In sisterhood,

Aug 14, 2020
Aug 14, 2020

Thank you for sharing Sister.

Thelma obani 2020
Aug 27, 2020
Aug 27, 2020

This picture brought tears to my eyes.
See how young the are. Please continue to reach out to world pulse women and always give us a glimpse of what is happening. One day all this will be over

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Dear Bahati,
Thank you for sharing your post with us. It is indeed very unfortunate that this situation is still happening in Uganda. We need all the stakeholders to come together and come up with long lasting solutions.
Have a great day.

Catherine De Freitas

Sister, the reality of these images is heartbreaking. Teenage pregnancies accompanied with the consequences is never easy. Continue to be part of the change.


Apr 11
Apr 11

This indeed is heart-breaking.
It is such a big shame that we are still struggling with these problems in the 21st century.
Our societies are still stuck in the stone age when it comes to rights of women and girls.
Alot more work is needed to reverse this.
Weldon sis. Keep the flag flying.


Apr 27
Apr 27

Thank you Bahati for raising more awareness about this even though we still have lots of work to do.

Indeed, many African diseases are preventable. It is really unfortunate that despite our resources, many Africans are still wallowing in poverty.

I also pray our leaders will be properly guided.