Dr Josephine Ahikire, an associate professor of Gender Studies and the Acting Principal of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS), says that the victims of sexual harassment have not yet embraced the available mechanisms to report the vice.
Edrine Kusemerewa, who goes by the stage name of Edrine K is a song writer, singer and a Gender and Women’s rights activist. Born of Yeres Kyakimwa, a food vendor in Kisanga Market and Seith Kazige, a social worker, Edrine is the fifth born from a family of ten.
“It has been alleged that you have been involved in acts of sexual harassment against residents of Olympia Hostel. Following these allegations, management has decided to suspend you from work to pave way for thorough investigations,” Dr. Byamugisha’s letter reads.
In Uganda, Sexual harassment happens at work places like offices and public places like markets, streets and parks. While no category of men can be pinned to be responsible, the vice is so prevalent among Boda boda riders, taxi operators, mechanics and market or shop operators in towns.
According to the 2018/2019 district status report, the completion rate is at 37 percent, implying that averagely, for every 100 pupils that start primary one in any school in the district, only 37 make it to Primary Seven.
Most of the commercial farms are owned by Indians and are found in Lungulu, Got Apwoyo and Latoro sub counties. Those implicated are Oola lolim farm, Fol farm, Amatheon Agri, Pinacle farm, Delight Uganda Limited, Vineyak Agro Farm Ltd and Rigil Agrotech Ltd among others.
On Tuesday, the Solicitor General Francis Atoke, issued a statement indicating that he constituted a Committee as required by the Employment (sexual harassment) regulations 2012 on February 6th 2019 to investigate the complaints.
Glaser is the Director of Ssese Humanitarian Services, a German/Belgian humanitarian initiative providing rehabilitation services to infected, affected, abused and violated girls in Kalangala district. The centre known among locals as Berys place also provides psychosocial care to victims of sexual related offenses.
Prof. Nawangwe says; Dismissed staff all have the right to appeal against the Appointments Board decisions through proper channels. We should all join hands and stamp indiscipline and impunity out of Makerere University.
Masaka High Court presided over by Justice Winifred Nabisinde, heard that John Lukundo, a resident of Kaboyo village in Lwengo District committed the offence in June 2015, when the victims mother had left her under his care.
The police Professional Standards Unit in 2017 recorded only 13 cases of sexual harassment and victimization which the deputy head of Sexual Gender Based Violence Acting Department Rose Nalubega says are very few compared to what exactly happens in offices and corridors of different offices.
Preliminary police investigations show that Mugaga started defiling the minor before he decided to rent for her a house in Nyendo, a suburb of Masaka town where she was found following her disappearance from her parents home for days.
Appearing before the committee, Professor Elly Katunguka, the Vice-chancellor Kyambogo University said the major problem leading to sexual harassment is the fact that girls in the University are not adequately supported by their parents, leading them to seek support from men.
Obongi County MP Hassan Kaps Fungaroo states that the cost-benefit of hosting the refugees remains one-sided adding that government attention should be drawn to the status of roads, business and contracts, the status of employment for locals and mitigation for the negative effects of the refugee settlement on the environment.
The two journalists Willy Chowoo, of Choice FM and Jernan Loum, a former employee of Favour of God FM in Gulu Town are accused of defaming an American national Carole Ward, the Director of Favour of God Ministries.
According to the youths, the levels of sexual harassment, and unemployment levels in the country continue to worry. They cited job seekers who are sexually harassed and students being abused by those in authority.