These cases within only eight months surpass the cases of domestic violence recorded in the region in 2019 according to the Police Annual Crime Reports of 2019. According to the annual crime report, Acholi Sub –Region recorded 1,131 cases of domestic violence.
Police has said cases
of domestic violence in Acholi Sub-region have increased between March to October
from police indicates that from March to October this year, a total of 1,189
cases of domestic violence were reported to police in the eight districts of
Acholi Sub - region.
cases within only eight months surpass the cases of domestic violence recorded
in the region in 2019, according to the Police Annual Crime Reports of 2019. According
to the annual crime report, Acholi Sub - region recorded 1,131 cases of domestic
Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police spokesperson told Uganda Radio Network - URN in an
interview that out of the 1,189 cases of domestic violence reported to police from
March to October this year, 473 and 711 involved children and the elderly
to Okema, only 191 out of the reported cases were fully investigated and the perpetrators
taken to court and only 7 were convicted and sentenced. He said men are the leading perpetrators of the vice.
said the number of convictions compared to the number of reported cases is so
alarming, something that needs immediate intervention from the different
Ocen, a resident of Gulu City however faulted police over the increased cases
of domestic violence saying police in the child and family protection unit have
been siding with the women who are victims of domestic violence to extort money
from the men who are the perpetrators instead acting professionally.
Kaija, the Aswa River Region Police commander revealed that they are going to
advocate for more men to be involved in the child and family protection care
units to allow them share ideas in regards to eliminating domestic violence.
Cue in: “We are going…
out …boys and girls.”//
Santos Okot Lapolo, the Gulu Resident District Commissioner however attributed
the increase in the cases of domestic violence to the superiority complex among
most men. He
said most men exhibit their authority in the family by beating their wives
and children, something he strongly condemned.
said ending all forms of violence against women and children needs a concerted
effort and the involvement of men in the fight.
November 26th, Uganda joined the rest of the world and launched 16
days of activism against gender based violence under the theme “Orange the
world, fund, respond, prevent, collect”.