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New campaign against Gender-Based Violence goes online

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Corporate logos and Intellectual Property (IP) receive greater protection online than human beings do, according to the United Nations Population Fund-UNFPA, the women’s health agency that works to end gender-based violence. The concern was raised at the launch of a new campaign to help shield women’s bodies and minds from cyber violence. …

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Ending silence around gender-based violence

  The period between November 25 and December 10 has been earmarked around the world as “the 16 days of action against gender-based violence.” The Independent’s Ronald Musoke spoke to Susan Achen, the Programme Coordinator, Women’s Rights and Access to Justice at the Uganda Women’s Network, about this year’s event. …

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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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Gov’t to construct additional shelters for GBV victims

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government is considering constructing more shelters for gender-based violence (GBV) victims across the country. Currently, through Public-Private partnerships, the country has established 13 GBV shelters in different parts of the country. The shelters provide temporary accommodation as referral linkages are made to ensure the …

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LASPNET launches campaign to combat increasing GBV cases

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Legal Aid Service Provider’s Network-LASPNET has rolled out a community-legal watch brief campaign aimed at combating the increasing cases of Gender-Based Violence-GBV in Mukono, Buikwe and Kayunga districts. The campaign funded by European Union will run for a period of two years at a …

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Alcohol still main cause of gender based violence in Kabale

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Excessive alcohol consumption remains the leading cause of gender based violence-GBV in Kabale district according to police records. A report by the Kabale Police Child and Family Protection Unit shows that 211 cases of GBV have been recorded between January and December 2020. 50 cases …

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Parents in Arua warned against concealing gender violence cases

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Arua city has warned parents and leaders against concealing Gender-Based Violence-GBV cases. The warning comes as the World commemorates 16 days of activism against GBV. According to records from the police, Arua recorded over 2,256 cases of teenage pregnancies during the COVID-19 lockdown …

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