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Africa: Pregnant Girls, Young Mothers Denied School

Expand Survivors of attack on their primary school in Kazumba territory in December 2016.  © Holly Cartner, October 2018 (Nairobi) – Tens of thousands of pregnant girls and adolescent mothers are denied their right to education across Africa, despite progress in some countries, Human Rights Watch said today to mark the African Union’s Day of the African Child. The 2019 theme focuses on children’s rights in humanitarian action in Africa.   The African continent has the highest adolescent pregnancy rates in the world, according to the United Nations. While many pregnancies are unplanned, others…

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