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IGP issues orders against arrest of sex workers, gamblers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |¬†The Inspector General of Police Martin Ochola has directed police officers to stop arresting sex workers and gamblers immediately, three days after the Constitutional Court nullified the offense of rogue and vagabond in the penal code act. In his statement delivered by the Police Spokesperson …

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Sex workers detained for alleged murder of client

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |¬†Several sex workers from Wantoni trading center in Mukono municipality have so far spent nine days in police custody and still counting, for allegedly beating to death an unidentified man at their residence. On the night of September 19, eleven sex workers together with the …

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Increasing teenage sex workers raise concern in Moroto

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |¬†The rising number of teenage girls involved in commercial sex work in Moroto municipality has triggered concern among the authorities. The Mayor of Moroto municipality, Mohamed Ismail, says that there are many girls as young as 14 years involved in commercial sex in the municipality. …

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Kampala male sex workers missing recommended syphilis test – Study

Kampala, Uganda |¬†THE INDEPENDENT |¬†Most of the male sex workers operating in Kampala and Mbarara are not conducting the periodical syphilis test that the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends to be done every three months. Syphilis, a sexually transmitted infection (STI), causes infected sores, blisters or ulcers on one‚Äôs genitals, …

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Sixteen sex workers arrested for defying curfew time in Gulu city

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |¬†A total of sixteen suspected sex workers have been arrested in Gulu city for allegedly defying curfew time. The suspects aged between 18 to 25 years were arrested between 9pm and midnight along Phillip Tana road and Layibi center in Pece-Laroo division. David Mudong Ongom, …

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Activists protest police raids on sexual workers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |¬†HIV advocates have condemned the continued harassment of sex workers especially by police officers under the guise of enforcing the standard operating procedures (SOPs) against Covid-19 to defraud them of their money. Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Macklean Kyomya, the Executive Director at Alliance of …

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Criminalization of sex work will increase violence

Criminalization of sex work exposes the workers to abuse and extortion Kampala, Uganda |¬†THE INDEPENDENT |¬†A sex worker-led organisation-WONETHA says sex workers are likely to be exposed to more vulnerability, abuse and extortion if President Museveni assents to sexual offenses Bill. WONETHA Uganda says the new restrictions in the proposed …

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