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Youth Tipped On Supporting Victims of Sexual Violence

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A group of adolescents and trainers from various parts of the country have been equipped with knowledge and skills on how to help colleagues who have fallen victim of sexual based violence so as to avoid negative consequences which may arise.

Recent reports have showed that cases of rape and defilement have been on the rise in the country especially during the ongoing closure of schools due to Covid 19 pandemic.

In a two-day training organized in Kampala by Uganda Youth Adolescents Health Forum (UYAHF), over 40 youths were trained on how they counsel and ensure that victims of sexual violence receive timely attention.

Norah Nakyagera, an advocacy officer from UYAHF says they decided to pick this number from the vulnerable communities so that they can use the knowledge to help the victims as well as educating others

“We realized that many adolescents have been getting problems like unwanted pregnancies, contracting HIV and other problems after being raped. But once they receive psychosocial support, lifesaving medication within 72 hours or emergency contraceptives within 120 hours from the incident, they can have less effect.” She said.

Nakyagera added that the participants would be able to engage adolescents at community level and sensitize them on better ways of preventing the increase cases of sexual violence as well as rehabilitation of victims especially during this time when they don’t have teachers and school friends to talk to.

In 2018, Uganda through Ministry of gender launched the violence against Children survey report which highlighted very high rates of violence against children with 59% of girls and 68% of boys reporting to have experienced physical violence. 35% of girls and 17% of boys were reported to have experienced sexual violence.

However, in the same report it was revealed that most of these children who experienced sexual violence didn’t get any support and services required

 

 



Source – chimpreports.com

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Muntu Blocked in Kamwenge

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Alliance for National Transformation presidential candidate Gen. Mugisha Muntu has been blocked from campaigning in Kamwenge according to a statement he released earlier today.Below is the full statement:

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Today in Kamwenge, as we have done since the start of the campaign season, we headed out to speak with the people. We had earlier in the week agreed on the venue with security agencies. No one had anticipated that it would rain as much as it did, making it impossible for us or the people to access.

After identifying an alternative place only 100m away from the original venue, negotiating with the owner and communicating the same to the public, we headed to the second venue only to be stopped by police.

Our policy has always been to do all we can to be reasonable, even in the face of unreasonable action on the part of the state. We engaged the police leadership in a civilized, respectable manner well knowing that they intended to not only frustrate us, but cause us to act in ways that would give them an excuse to cause chaos. This was on top of their intimidating the radio we had booked and duly paid to appear on.

While we are confident that we are on the right side of both the law and reason, we have chosen not to endanger the lives of our supporters or the general public by escalating the situation. We will do everything humanly possible to avoid a single life being lost or blood being shed on account of our campaign.

And yet this truth remains: the regime’s days are numbered.

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Is Johnson Byabashaija courting Enid Kukunda for protection?

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The very amiable Commissioner General of Prisons Canon Johnson Byabashaija was recently sighted with President Y K Tibuhaburwa Museveni’s second wife Enid Kukunda as the two had a very secretive meeting in one of the city hangouts.

According to our informers, the two seem to be in a deep conversation that they wouldn’t allow a housefly pass around. However, sources further reveal that Byabashaija could have courted the second lady for protection given that he has amassed a lot of wealth and could be a subject of investigations.

Our sources reveal that Byabashaija who carries himself as Mr.I know it all hasn’t met Madam Enid alone but a host of others with connections to the centre of power in the country.

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Bobi Wine released on Bail

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Presidential candidate and kyadondo East legislator Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu has been realeased on bail by the Iganga magistrates court where he appeared to defend himself against accusations of flouting COVID-19 campaign SOPs. A defiant Kyagulanyi took the opportunity to blast the incumbent Yoweri Museveni, whom he accuses of using state power to quell dissident.

This follows a tense week that has seen thousands injured and several dead following Hon. Kyagulanyi’s arrest earlier this week. Demonstrations and riots erupted in many parts of the country and heavy police and army deployment was seen all over the country.

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