Gender Based Violence Clicks 56%


cheapest geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>According to Maggie Kyomukama, the assistant commissioner in charge of women affairs, ending Gender based violence requires interventions based on the multi-sectoral approach of prevention and response to support to ensure that survivors have access to services from fundamental health, psychological, security, and legal justice systems.

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“Gender based violence is common in families everywhere and is carried out by all categories of people and in all regions. But it is common among young girls who are being raped and defiled by men,” Kyomukama stated.

Gender based violence affects every body in our communities but generally women are the most affected compared to men and boys.

The Uganda demographic health survey of 2011 shows that, 56% of women have ever experienced physical violence by any one since from the age of 15-49 compared to 9% of men.

28% of women have ever experienced sexual violence.

60% of ever married women report physical violence by their current husbands and 16% of pregnant women have experienced violence.

Kyomukama advised parents especially during the holidays, to protect children against gender based violence.


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