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Our programme to empower girls in Uganda to escape sex work has created 1,000 nursery spaces so that young mothers can ensure their children are well cared for while they get the training they need to turn their lives around.

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Around 54,000 Ugandan girls aged under 18 are forced to work in the sex trade. All of the girls we spoke to while making this film had at least one child. When we asked why, they told us that men don’t like wearing condoms, so it’s not long before the girls get pregnant.

Plan International's programme for sex workers living in the slums of Kampala is supporting vulnerable girls to learn new vocational skills so that they can find alternative work.

We have set up nurseries to provide support for sex workers' children. Currently over 1,000 children are benefiting - allowing their mothers to attend training for new jobs.

This is the third in a series of films about our work to support young sex workers in Uganda.

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