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Fathers top list of those abusing their children

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development reports an increase in sexual violence against children since March from 20.1% to 40% by the month of July, with fathers being the worst perpetrators during the lockdown. According to the commissioner youth and children affairs …

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UN decries rising cases of sexual violence against Somali children

Mogadishu, Somalia | XINHUA | Sexual violations against children continue at an alarming rate in Somalia and there is little or no opportunity to seek justice, the UN children’s fund UNCIEF said on Monday. In a statement issued in Mogadishu ahead of the fifth anniversary of Somalia’s ratification of the Convention …

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Teachers attitude chasing sicklers from school

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Many children battling sickle cell disease fail to find peace in schools due to stigmatization from teachers who regard them worthless before other children. Sicklers claim that teachers describe them as feeble children who cannot succeed in life like normal students, on top of …

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500 girls defiled in Kampala during lockdown

Kampala,  Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | At least 547 girls have been defiled in Kampala in the last four months according to statistics at Kampala metropolitan police headquarters at Central Police Station.  This covered the period when the country was under a total lockdown, announced by the government as one of …

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400 children with disabilities targeted for inclusive education in Acholi

Gulu,  Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Up to 400 children with disabilities in 20 selected government-aided primary schools are set to benefit from a three-year inclusive education intervention in Acholi sub-region. The targeted learners include those with hearing impairments, as well as those with physical and mental disabilities. Dubbed Together for Inclusion …

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Gov’t to examine US sanctions against Ugandan judges

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government is set to examine sanctions against two Ugandan judges and a lawyer implicated in an adoption scam that saw many Ugandan children victimized. The United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Monday sanctioned Soroti resident judge …

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