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Cases of child neglect are on the rise in Acholi sub region

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Eight children with physical disabilities have been abandoned by their parents in Acholi. The eight include three girls and five boys who were brought into the centre from the four districts of Kitgum, Nwoya, Amuru and Gulu. Josephine Ogweta, the Deputy Director for St. Jude …

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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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