Cyber Harassment, a New Form of Violating Women’s Rights

KAMPALA, Uganda – Some of the common forms of violence against women and girls include, forced marriages, female genital mutilation (FGM), rape and defilement, economic violence where husbands forcefully grab merchandise belonging to their wife and in some cases taking their hard earned money without their approval, and among others. Instead of a downward trend, violence against women has been on a rise in Uganda. According to the Uganda Police Force annual report 2019, a total of 13,683 children, majority of them being girls were defiled. Many women in their...
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Courts Need To Step Up And Help Deliver Justice For The Girl Child

KAMPALA, Uganda – On September 2020, The New Vision published an article stating that a total of 6,888 cases of Sex-Gender Based Violence had been reported to Police in the last six months. Of these, most victims of defilement (4,822) were aged 15-17 years, 640 of the victims were between 0-8 and 1446 were aged 9-14 years. The report indicated that generally, by the end of June, a total of 16,242 cases of SGBV were reported to Police, and that on average, a total of 2,707 cases of SGBV were...
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