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Church rebukes GBV perpetrators

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Joining the rest of the world, the Church of Uganda, on November 29, 2023, launched a 16 Days of Activism campaign against gender-based violence (GBV) in Makindye Division.

Through the event held under the theme: “UNITE! Invest to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls”, the Church revealed its commitment to ending domestic violence.

In his message, the Anglican church Archbishop, Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu, called for mutual respect, empathy, solidarity and commitment during the campaign against gender-based violence.

Christian faithfuls march during the launch of the campaign. (Photo/Church of Uganda)

“As we raise our voices against GBV, let us also extend our hands in support of survivors, offering a pathway to healing and empowerment,” Archbishop said.

According to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics Report 2021, the national demographic data from 2020 revealed that 56 per cent of married women aged between 15-49 reported having suffered physical or sexual violence by a husband.

Kaziimba called on the people of faith to support the government’s efforts against GBV, promote and respect human rights and gender equality. He emphasised that justice cannot be realised until violence against women is eradicated.

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