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Tonkosa anti sexual harassment campaign launched

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Activists and local leaders in Entebbe Municipality have launched a campaign against sexual harassment. The campaign, Tonkosa, which means ‘Don’t hurt me’, aims at helping under-aged girls to fight against sexual harassment. In 2020, the Ministry of Education registered more than 100,000 cases of teenage …

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Makerere University wants sexual harassment laws revised

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University management wants parliament to revise some of the existing laws on sexual harassment. Dr Lorna Magara, the chairperson of Makerere University Council noted that one of the major challenges in handling perpetrators of sexual harassment is that the University cannot suspend implicated …

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Gulu University launches anti-sexual harassment policy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu University on Wednesday launched its anti-sexual harassment policy aimed at detecting, preventing and addressing cases of sexual harassment as well as protecting the victims. The policy was formulated in partnership with Makerere University Gender Mainstreaming Directorate with financial support from UN Women, under the …

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MAK appointments board dismisses sexual offender Edward Kisuze, two others

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Makerere University Appointments Board has dismissed Edward Kisuze, an officer in the Academic Registrar’s Department, who was recently convicted by court for indecent assault of a female student.    Kisuze’s troubles started in 2018 when he was arrested for sexually assaulting Rachael Njoroge in …

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Judicial officer seeks to block sexual harassment trial

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The interdicted former Mbarara Grade One Magistrate, Opio Belmos Ogwang has petitioned the Civil Division of High Court seeking to block his sexual harassment trial before the Judicial Service Commission. Opio’s application is filed before the Civil Division of High Court by his lawyers …

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Triggered by MP’s disgrace, Tunisia’s #MeToo breaks taboos

Tunis, Tunisia | AFP |  Viral images of a Tunisian lawmaker allegedly masturbating outside a high school have sparked the country’s own #MeToo moment, with sex abuse victims breaking taboos under the hashtag #EnaZeda. Discussion of sexual harassment had previously been limited to a few edgy TV shows, but now thousands …

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