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COVID-19 – A Domestic Violence Trigger In Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda – Domestic violence, which may also be referred to as domestic abuse or family violence, is a growing vice in many communities. Globally, domestic violence is a challenge among the married couples more so in developing countries, Uganda inclusive. Domestic violence became a growing concern especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Global lockdowns resulted in a horrifying surge in gender-based violence (GBV). This surge in domestic violence also had a direct impact on women victims as noted by the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR)....
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COVID-19 Continues To Disrupt Access to Healthcare for People Living With HIV/AIDS

KAMPALA, Uganda – With the onslaught of the Coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdown, many people living with HIV/AIDS have experienced bottlenecks with regards to accessing HIV services and Anti-Retroviral Drugs (ARVs). According to the United Nations, in Sub-Saharan Africa where two thirds of the 38 million people living with HIV are based, many are faced with the same precarious situation. A report by the United Nations states that as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, a 6-month interruption of supply of antiretroviral therapy (ART) drugs across 50% of the...
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Common Forms of Domestic Violence as a Result of Covid-19

KAMPALA, Uganda – Governments relentlessly adopted almost universally similar measures to limit the spread of the Coronavirus. While health and social systems struggled to cope with rising caseloads, supply chain bottlenecks, movement restrictions and economic setbacks have been inevitable. According to the findings from a study conducted by United Nations in 49 countries Uganda inclusive, in 5 regions, there was an increase of vulnerability and risk factors of violence for women and girls during the COVID-19 pandemic. Uganda network on law, ethics and HIV/Aids, UGANET, together with its partners due...
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Help For Survivors Of Violence Is Just A Call Away

KAMPALA, Uganda – Violence, especially against women in Uganda, is a rampant vice that has claimed several lives. Violence takes several forms that may include sexual, emotional, psychological, economic and most commonly physical violence. According to a 2020 report by Uganda police, a total of 16,242 cases of sexual gender based violence were reported to police by the end of June of the same year. The report also indicated that most of the victims of defilement (4,822) were aged between 15 and 17 years, 64 were between 0 and eight...
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