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Civil Society concerned over high cases of domestic violence

 

 Civil Society organizations have expressed concern over the increasing cases of sexual and gender based violence among refugee families living in uganda.

The latest research by the Uganda Refugee Law Project indicates that over 70 percent of the refugees and nationals in Uganda have been victims of sexual and gender based violence and persecution.

Speaking at the launch of the second annual sexual and gender based violence awareness week in Kampala today, an officer with the project Salome Atim said there is an overwhelming number of refugees reporting cases of such violence, the men inclusive.

Atim expresses the need for collaboration with all stakeholders to address the problem.

The Minister of Uganda for Gender, Labour and Social Development, Gabriel Opio attributes some forms of domestic violence to cultural attachments and norms.  

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