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Video: Educating Girls Helps Break the Cycle of Sex Work in Uganda

Sex workers in Uganda’s slums often have children at a young age, and girls can end up following their mothers into sex work. One project, Rhythm of Life, is trying to break this cycle by ensuring that the daughters of sex workers stay in school.

Written by Grainne Harrington Published on Read time Approx. 0 minutes

There are thought to be tens of thousands of sex workers in Uganda, many of whom live and work in the slums. Many young daughters are forced to follow their mothers into the profession in order to help support their families, but one charity is trying to break this cycle by offering scholarships to the daughters of sex workers which keeps them in school.

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