web geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Statistics available at ANNPCAN show that, help 905 of the perpetrators of defilement are known people to the victims and these include relatives, stuff parents, friends, uncles and teachers.
Marion Agaba, the programmes Manager at ANNPCAN Uganda, says that institutionalisation must be the last resort and must be done in the confines of the law.
“Children should be empowered with protection skills right from their homes and schools. They should be taught sex education so that they can get to learn how to protect themselves from perpetrators of defilement,” Agaba said.
He added: “Parents in these festive and long holidays should be careful with their children and the people they entrust their children with, especially those who claim to take them for education and other forms of support”.
Parents are also advised to avoid settling such cases outside court as they are being bribed by perpetrators giving them small amounts of money in form of dowry.
“This has increased on the number of children being defiled both in homes and schools,” he stated.