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Women of Uganda demand more on gender based violence

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | The Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET) wants government, civil society and other partners to invest more resources in the fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV). They said in a joint press statement issued at their secretariat in Ntinda on Dec.10, that they are deeply concerned that …

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Pornography cited for rise in sexual violence in schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | School administrators in Lira have blamed access and exposure to pornographic materials for the rise in cases of sexual harassment and violence. The administrators of Lira Central Primary School told the Parliamentary Select Committee on Sexual Violence that some students and adults in the community …

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Museveni asks Opposition to fight electoral violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni has asked opposition parties in the country to support him fight electoral violence. Museveni made the remarks on Saturday at State House Entebbe while meeting members of the Inter Party Organization for Dialogue (IPOD), a forum of political parties represented in Parliament. Museveni …

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University Freshers Camp focuses on sexual violence

  Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Ugandan University students have been given tips on how to fight and stay clear of sexual violence. “Don’t participate in sexual violence. Stand up against strangers and perpetrators of sexual violence; we need to trust and support people who speak out or feel harassed,” …

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Two dead in fresh violence in C.African flashpoint district

Bangui, Central African Republic | AFP | At least two people were killed and 10 injured in new clashes in a flashpoint Muslim area of the Central African Republic (CAR)’s capital, hospital workers said Monday, as several thousand attended ceremonies for Catholics killed last week. The latest casualties occurred on …

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Gov’t to borrow Sh148 billion to fight gender based violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Director Uganda Media Centre, Shaban Bantariza said the decision was approved by cabinet yesterday during its weekly meeting. The borrowing was approved to support the strengthening of social risk management and gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response project. The loan is required to …

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Man arrested for attacking Bishop at Namirembe

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Police have arrested a 35-year-old man identified as Herbert Kaddu who allegedly forced his way into Namirembe Cathedral on Sunday. The suspect, a resident of Makay Zone in Rubaga,  came cruising in a Super Custom vehicle number UAS 329T on the day. He held …

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Third party refuses to back Sierra Leone presidential candidate

Freetown, Sierra Leone | AFP | A key third party in Sierra Leone announced Wednesday it would not ask supporters to back either contender in a March 27 presidential run-off, after police warned violence has plagued campaigning. With the margin between the opposition Sierra Leone Peoples’ Party (SLPP) and ruling All …

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