Around 54,000 Ugandan girls aged under 18 are forced to work in the sex trade.
In this film we see how the girls escape sex work through a Plan International-backed project. The project supports vulnerable girls to learn new vocational skills so that they can turn their lives around.
The classes, implemented by our partner UYDEL, are always jam-packed with girls who are eager to move on and leave sex work. The success of the project lies in its holistic approach: skills training; working with police, bar owners and local leaders; promoting safe sex; spreading the word to other sex workers; and providing child care.
So far 232 girls have graduated. 72% are employed. 25% have started their own business.