Poor parents mostly marry their daughters “off” early because they want to reduce family expenses.
Girls who marry young typically drop out of school without even completing the primary cycle.
In the end, she returned to find shelter at her mother’s place.
New life Her mother, however, also disagreed with Diana’s decision to go back to school; she refused to give her daughter a bed – Diana had to sleep on the bare soil – and tried to convince her of returning to her husband: “You have a vagina; therefore you should give birth, rather than going to school,” was one of the nicer sentences Diana was told, and she eventually returned to her husband.
Prevalence is highest in northern Uganda (59 %), followed by the west (58 %) and east (52 %).