Rackara says whereas other children are enjoying the company of their parents, especially their father, and being shown love, they have had to endure tough life of stigmatization as they have no father figure.
The report, which covers GBV cases as reported to different health centers in Kyenjojo in the past five years, shows that 3,778 people got STIs between 2015 and October this year due to the crime. Of these 1,107 are males while 2,671 are females.
He was convicted and sentenced by Masaka Resident Judge, Winfred Nabisinde on Monday on his own plea of guilt for defiling his 9 and 14 year old daughters. Nyenje was arraigned in court on two counts of aggravated defilement and incest.
The State Minister for Higher Education, John Chrysostom Muyingo said sexual violence is unacceptable in all education institutions and that they are taking the report seriously. He pledged to ensure that all committee recommendations are implemented. Chairperson, Robina Rwakoojo, the Gomba West Member of Parliament.
The committee observes that the units are currently understaffed, underfunded and police manning the units are not adequately trained to handle sexual violence cases. Without providing the required budget for the unit, the committee recommends that funds should be provided in the next financial year 2019/2020.
In its report tabled on Thursday, the committee established that sexual violence is widespread in all the institutions of learning visited. The committee, however, noted that the actual prevalence is difficult to determine because many cases are never reported.
Amoding said she had agreed with the Justice Ministry that it tables its amendments to the Bill before the Legal Committee. She said the amendments she seeks to present to parliament are just improving the draft Bill and introduce a few provisions
The calls to amend the Act comes ahead of the 16 days of activism to end Gender Based Violence GBV in the country which will be celebrated under the theme End Gender-Based Violence in the World of Work.
We know that the form of executions has changed so theyre hiding the bodies there is every reason to believe that in a large number of cases, they are ending up dead, said Franoise Hampson, a member of the UN panel.
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.
Hajjat Janat Mukwaya, Miniter of Gender, Labour and Social Development says that the findings are scary. The report shows that the most common type of violence experienced by children in Uganda is physical violence followed by emotional and then sexual. In terms of physical violence, the report shows that 6 out of 10 females and 7 out of 10 ten males have experienced violence at the hands of parents or adult caregivers.
At least 33.9 percent of the children in Eastern Uganda face sexual forms of violence followed by 30.4 percent in Central and 21.8 percent in Northern Uganda. Sexual violence in the Western region stands at 20.2 percent on average.
According to the Uganda Violence against Children Survey report, schools were one of the areas where children are abused. The report shows that more than 20 percent of all forms of sexual violence that involve children take place at school.
In a report released on Tuesday, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, noted the deliberate and brutally violent targeting of civilians, particularly women and children, in April and May. According to the report, at least 120 women and girls were raped and those unable to flee were killed as part of a deliberate scorched earth policy that has displaced thousands of people.
Overall, according to police, Kitgum district has recorded 41 cases of defilement including what FOWAC recorded. That includes both simple and aggravated defilement cases and the offenders have been remanded to Kitgum prison.
DPP Mike Chibita says victims of rape, defilement and child molestation should be able to testify in courts of law without being identified, seen or recognized. He says such a mechanism will boost public confidence in judicial processes and encourage more people to testify against perpetrators of sexual offenses.
Under the Girls Not Brides Alliance, the activists contend that the numbers of girls pushed into early marriages has grossly affected the retention levels in schools. According to a report by 2013 African Human Development report by UNICEF, World Bank and the World Health Organisation, almost 2 million Ugandan minors are forced or lured into early marriages.