Uganda: "I can't afford justice": Violence against women in Uganda continues unchecked and unpunished

Uganda: "I can't afford justice": Violence against women in Uganda continues unchecked and unpunished

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Index Number: AFR 59/001/2010
Date Published: 7 April 2010
Categories: Uganda

Violence against women is pervasive in most parts of Uganda and is widely accepted as justified by "traditional values". Women who have been subjected to violence face numerous obstacles if they seek justice. This report highlights the reasons why women are reluctant to report violence to the authorities, failures in the collection of forensic evidence, police investigations and trials, and the inadequacy of existing laws.


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