Today, MEMPROW Conducted two Inception meetings for the “Accelerating Progress To End Child Marriage” Project in the two sub counties of Odupi and Aii-vuni in Terego District. The LC3 chairpersons of both sub counties officially flagged off the project and pledged their collaborative support to the same. Our inception meetings were also graced by the Uganda Police, sub-county chiefs, area councilors, the CDO’s, religious/cultural leaders and opinion leaders.
The statistics on child marriage Painted a bleak picture and caused despair, However, what continues to give us hope is the stories of girls who have been able to avoid getting married, as well as those of girls who were able to escape violent marriages and rebuild their lives. We also get hope from the tremendous progress We have seen in the communities towards ending this practice especially by CSO’s who are working together to accelerate change. We are looking forward to rolling out our activities.