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Gov’t moves to tighten law on GBV

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government Chief Whip Thomas Tayebwa has said that government is in the process of enacting tougher legislation to curb sexual offenses in the country. Tayebwa indicated that the new law will be jointly considered with the ongoing bail reforms that the government is currently …

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RDC recruits locals in FGM fight

Amudat, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Amudat Resident District Commissioner, Robert Adyama has started recruiting reformed Pokot warriors and women to provide intelligence information on the outlawed Female Genital Mutilation-FGM, which is believed to be taking place in the wilderness.  Speaking to URN on Thursday, Adyama said they have started identifying …

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Unfriendly to girls

  Uganda named among least friendly countries for girls | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is among the worst countries in Africa where girls continue to experience gender-based discrimination in law, policy and practice, according to the latest report by the African Child Policy Forum (ACPF). The report is entitled: `Africa …

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Amudat girls use lockdown to sneak to Kenya to be circumcized

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is on the rise in Amudat district according to officials and anti FGM activists. Uganda in 2010 outlawed the harmful practice, but despite the legal instrument, the country has struggled ending the practice among the Pokot girls. URN reports …

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End violence against women – UNFPA representative

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) office in Uganda has called for an end to injustice and impunity against victims of gender-based violence. It says Female Genital Mutilation and child marriage bring consequences that violate basic rights of women and girls. UNFPA representative in Uganda, …

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Kadaga asks president Museveni to take lead in FGM fight

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga wants President Museveni to take lead in the fight against Female Genital mutilation in the country.  Kadaga was speaking on Thursday while meeting a team from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) led by the Regional Director Dr Julitta Onabanjo …

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