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East African Bishops Should Support Education for Pregnant Teens

Expand “Angela,” 20, walks with her son near her home after returning from school in Migori county, western Kenya. She is a Form 4 student at a girls-only school. Angela became pregnant when her trainee teacher offered to pay some of her primary school fees in return for sex. Her father tried to marry her off to suitors after she gave birth, but Angela’s mother fought against this and supported her return to school. She wants to go to college and study nursing. © 2018 Smita Sharma for Human Rights Watch Representatives of the Catholic church in Eastern Africa will meet in Addis Ababa later this week to discuss “vibrant diversity, equal dignity, and peaceful unity” in the region. A good place to start would be to change the way the Church treats pregnant teenagers. Last year, in Tanzania, leaders of the Catholic church openly supported the government’s ban against pregnant girls and teenage mothers from attending school. Archbishop Damian Denis Dally stated that allowing young mothers in school “is not part of African culture.” Coming Back to School After having a baby at and being forced to drop out of school at age 13, Evelina is finally able to resume her education.  Evelina s story June 14, 2018 Report Leave No Girl Behind in Africa Discrimination in Education against Pregnant Girls and Adolescent Mothers Download the full report in English Télécharger le résumé du rapport en francais Muhtasari inapatikana kwa Kiswahili hapa Download the summary and recommendations in English In Zambia, Catholic schools – including those that are f

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