Survey: Forced Prostitution on Rise in Uganda

Survey said most girls between 14 and 17

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Under the guise of offering them jobs in the city, unscrupulous people are taking young girls from their homes and forcing them into prostitution, according to a survey.

The survey which was released last year by the Uganda Youth Development Link (UYDEL), a non-government organisation, and commissioned by the Government, the number of girls ending up as young prostitutes has increased from 12,000 to 18,000 over the last seven years.