Speaker Among wants laws against Gender Based Violence implemented

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KAMPALA– The Speaker of Parliament, Rt Hon Anita Among has challenged the Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development to implement laws against gender-based violence among women and girls.

The Speaker was on Wednesday speaking at the launch of 16 days of activism against women and girls at Parliament where she revealed that government hasn’t done enough to popularize the existing laws against the vice.

Hon Among urged stakeholders to also target boys in this campaign, explaining that they end up on the streets as a result of gender-based violence.

Speaking at the same event, the Netherlands Ambassador to Uganda, Karin Boven, said they will partner with Parliament to ensure that gender-based violence is fought in Uganda.

The Minister of Gender Hon Betty Amongi decried gender based violence which she said has forced girls to drop out of school and get married at a tender age.

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