By Augustine Mumbere,
Ms. Jovia Kabugho, a woman activist in Kasese district has called for what she calls practical massive campaign against the agents and promoters of domestic violence that is slowly but steadily ‘eating up’ the institution of family.
Addressing the media in Verina gardens in Kasese Municipality during the sixteen days of activism in preparation for the 75th anniversary celebrations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights yesterday, Ms. Jovia who puts Kasese in the third position in GBV cases in Uganda, said physical, psychological and emotional violence had greatly affect the girl child and women, thus, calling for practical efforts to reverse the trend. Ms. Jovia speaking…….
Ms. Annet Kobusinge, the Executive Director for Uganda Network on Law, Ethics and HIV/AIDS-UGANET, called for a formula that would see awareness programs planned for by local government and Faith based institutions, as well as popularizing messages that would neutralize gender imbalances among families and members of the community. Ms. Annet speaking……
Ms. Bernadette Businge, a girl child rights activist in Kasese asked political, opinion and religion leaders to influence budgets that would translate into promotional programs against Gender Based Violence in the community. Ms. Businge speaking….
SP Luke Mbusa, the Rwenzori East Regional Police Community Liaison Officer said sensitization of the community against domestic violence targeting women and girls was top on their agenda, adding that about 24 cases of GBV had reached court in the months of October and November 2023. END