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UN official pushes for prevention of sexual violence in northern Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | A UN official on Tuesday urged the Ethiopian government to promptly sign onto an agreement with the world body to prevent conflict-related sexual violence. Pramila Patten, the UN secretary-general’s special representative on sexual violence in conflict, said extreme brutality and sexual violence have been hallmarks …

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Over half of Ugandan women abused by sexual partners

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Dr. Stephen Samuel Kaziimba Mugalu says the church is committed not to remain silent on the gender based violence (GBV) acts in the country. This commitment was proclaimed as the world commemorates the 16 days of activism against …

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DPP opts for anatomical dolls to prosecute over 700 SGBV cases

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Charles Elem Ogwal, has revealed that their office is to use a new technique of anatomically detailed dolls to prosecute more than 700 cases of sexual and gender based violence effective October 25th, 2021. Anatomically detailed dolls are specifically …

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Physical, emotional and sexual violence worsened during lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Half of Ugandans (51%) believe that physical, emotional and sexual violence got worse in their communities during the coronavirus lockdown, a survey issued by Twaweza Uganda to commemorate the international Women’s day has revealed. The survey was conducted by Sauti za Wananchi in November, 2020 …

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Rape, extortion frustrate Uganda-South Sudan traders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Female traders involved in cross border trade between Uganda-South Sudan have raised a red flag on sexual violence and extortion at security checkpoints along the Nimule-Juba highway. The women say they are sexually assaulted by armed security personnel along Elegu and Nimule borders. The conduct …

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Boys, men faced increased sexual violence during lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A survey by the Makerere University School of Public Health has indicated that many more men and boys are being battered, sexually abused, or forced into sex by women. The finding is based on a survey conducted in August 2020, among 2,500 adolescent boys and …

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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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Nabagereka asks girls to stand up against harmful cultural practices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Nabagereka of Buganda Sylvia Nagginda has asked girls to stand up against harmful cultural barriers that limit their aspirations. The Nabagereka who was speaking at the commemoration of the International Day of the Girl Child at Bulange in Mengo noted that several achievements have …

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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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Joe Biden launches VP search committee for White House bid

Washington, United States | AFP | Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, on Thursday unveiled a committee to help him search for and vet a running mate in his White House race against Donald Trump. The step comes as Biden faces mounting pressure to address allegations by a former aide …

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