Dr Maxime Houinato, the UN Women Country representative has hailed
Makerere University for its stand against sexual harassment.
Speaking on Wednesday at Makerere University, Dr Houinato says Makerere
University is one of the exceptional Universities in Africa and on the globe
that has taken a strong resolve in tackling sexual harassment.
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Dr Muhammad Kiggundu Musoke, the University's acting
communications and international relations manager said the university with its
recently launched amended Policy and Regulations against Sexual Harassment; and
the Safer Universities Project is committed to fight the vice.
He quickly adds that the Makerere will remain vocal especially in the fight
against the vice even when other universities chose to remain silent on the
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According to Houinato, people inside Makerere University might not
know the strength, reputation and respect the university commands on the globe.
says it is because of actions that Makerere does including tackling of the
sexual harassment issue heads-on that keeps it among the rarest universities on
In August, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, the Vice-Chancellor of Makerere University
unveiled the Vice Chancellor’s Standing Roster of 100 to investigate sexual
The Vice Chancellor’s Roster of 100 is provided under section 18 of the
Makerere University Policy and Regulations against Sexual Harassment.
It includes well-selected persons of integrity from which ad hoc committees
will be drawn to investigate specific reported complaints of sexual harassment.
Professor Nawangwe says he is confident that his ‘army of 100’ of people with
impeccable reputation will help him stamp out the sexual harassment vice for
once and for all in Makerere.
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According to Nawangwe, the first group, out of his ‘army of 100’ is so
far handling three sexual harassment cases. He refused to divulge into their
details arguing they are still under investigation.