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Girls lose Shs. 1.8 Trillion as a result of Early Child Marriage
A cross-section of educators are in agreement with this real threat to the girl child; getting exposed to early marriage, childbearing, low educational attainment and their impacts in Uganda.

Early child marriages, with its associated problems, is tearing apart the potential earnings of would be adult women by nearly Shs. 2 Trillion each year, a new study reveals.

A cross-section of educators too are in agreement with this real threat to the girl child; getting exposed to early marriage, childbearing, low educational attainment and their impacts in Uganda.

The Ministry of Education, says the findings linked to the cost of not investing in girls, forms part of what keeps them as policy implementors on their toes.

The new report released today titled accelerating Uganda’s development: Educating Girls and Ending Child Marriage and Early Childbearing, one in 3 girls still marry before the age of 18 in Uganda.

And between now to the year 2030, the report projects that potential benefits could hit US$3 Billion or approximately10. 8 Trillion shillings, the 10th Uganda Economic Update on the cost of not investing in girls indicates.

It also adds that the economic benefits from ending child marriage would result from a reduction in population growth and thereby higher standards of living and lower poverty.