Hellen Faidah, a visually impaired mother of five children who was sent away by her husband four years ago said since she was disowned and chased away by her husband, she has been struggling to look after the children.
Survivors of Gender-Based Violence-GBV in Arua have asked the government to offer them
financial support to fend for their families.
Faidah, a visually impaired mother of five children who was sent away by her
husband four years ago, says that she has been struggling to look after the children.
Faidah who now
relies on digging despite her visual impairment and engaging in piggery appeals
to the government to support her financially so that she can do business to
improve her life and that of her children,
// Cue in; My
husband, he decided…
Cue out; they can do their business …. //
Apolot 38 years a resident of Ayivu Division and mother of
four children says that she suffered disability on her right hand and still
continues to suffer violence from relatives of her husband despite having left
their home. Apolot says the government should come to their aid financially so that
their children can go to school since she cannot manage to support them due to
// Cue in; I really felt violence…
Cue out; supporting our children. //
the Head of Child and Family Protection Unit- CFPU in West Nile calls on all
leaders both in government and Civil Society to report cases of GBV so that
action can be taken to ensure justice for the survivors.
// Cue in; GBV is real and its…
Cue out; to the affected persons…. //
Adiru the Community Development Officer for Arua City said plans are already in
place to reach out to GBV hotspots especially along the border with the Democratic
Republic of Congo-DRC and in the center of Arua City so as to curb the vice.
// Cue in; After cases of GBV are…
Cue out; support they wanted…. //
statistics from Arua District, 99 cases of GBV were registered in the month of October
of which 43 were settled while 66 are still under investigation.
Christine Driciru, the Head of Child and Family Protection Unit Arua District,
they face challenges of Women reporting at the police station in the late hours of
the night after being chased by their husbands.
projections indicate that the cases may be high in November.