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Uganda: Where pregnant girls were sent to die – BBC Stories

Unmarried girls who got pregnant used to be seen as bringing shame to their families in parts of Uganda, so they were taken to a tiny island and left to die. When Mauda Kyitaragabirwe got pregnant in pre-independence Uganda, her parents sent her to Punishment Island, with the expectation she would die there. She was saved and is the only known survivor who escaped the island.

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