Teenage pregnancy

Rubavu: Four grassroots leaders arrested over cover up in defilement case

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has confirmed having in its custody the entire Executive Committee of Kiruhura Village from Cyanzarwe Sector in Rubavu District for allegedly protecting a suspect who defiled and impregnated an underage girl from the area. The grassroots officials were...

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 11:38am

Sex education and the fight against teenage pregnancy

Youngsters uneducated about sex are more likely to have unintended pregnancies. This is because they do not fully understand the biological and emotional aspects associated with sexual intercourse. Therefore, educationists say, it is important and timely for teachers to consider incorporating...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:07am

Access to contraceptives for 15-year-olds stirs more debate

Pregnancies among girls aged below 18 rose from 17,337 in 2017 to 19,832 a year after, according to official statistics. Beyond the numbers, these teenage parents, largely mothers face wide-ranging challenges, which has prompted the government to introduce various measure to control teen...

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 12:29am

Religious bodies urged to join fight against child abuse

  The Secretary-General of Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) Jeannot Ruhunga on Friday said that the campaign against child abuse is not the responsibility of a certain single institution but rather a collective effort if the vice...

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 5:08pm

Sex education: calls to roll out more ‘girl rooms’ gather pace

It’s a Wednesday afternoon and schoolchildren at Groupe Scolaire Bugarama, in Kibilizi Sector in Nyamagabe District are engaged in various activities. The school has around 1,200 learners, comprised of pupils and teenagers in nine-years basic education. On one block, a small room with a...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:38am

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