Records from the last financial year indicate that the health department of the District recorded 538 cases of Gender-Based Violence.
Leaders in Moyo district have decried the increasing cases of
Gender-Based Violence-GBV in the area.
Records from the last financial year indicate that the health
department of the District recorded 538 cases of Gender-Based Violence.
Michael Adrawa, the Assistant District Health Officer in charge of
Child and Maternal health says 207 of the cases registered are committed against
males while 331 cases against women.
Adrawa says the cases range from sexual harassment, physical
violence to non-disclosure of HIV
Uganda Human Rights Commission, Moyo Field Office recorded a total
of 24 cases from January to June.
Francis Drichi Ipepi of the Uganda Human Rights Commission
revealed that of these cases, one is child marriage, five defilement cases and
18 cases of assault.
He says that office of the Prime Minister in- charge of refugees
registered 25 cases that included physical, violence, sexual harassment, child
to child sex and emotional violence.
Police says many of the cases reported to the counter have been forwarded
to the courts of law while others are still under investigation.
Moyo District Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Elizabeth Adong notes
that many cases of Gender Based Violence go unreported due to shame and lack of
Adong appeals to all stakeholders of the District to have a united
front against GBV in a bid to minimize chances of the vice occurring in communities.
Adong observes that a community surrounded by violence does not
grow but rather plunges into backwardness.
She encourages communities to avoid staying in idle and disorderly
manner that greatly contribute to Gender-Based Violence but rather take up
productive activities to improve their livelihoods and bring sanity at
Adong advises couples to be able to go together for Voluntary
Counselling and Testing for HIV, receive and accept the results in the spirit
of true love for each other.