Journalists give pertinent recommendations on how to curb sexual violence in schools

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By Ronald Kabuye
Journalists across the country through their umbrella body Uganda Journalists Association UJA have advised parliament to translate the available laws into local language, in addition to making them more accessible available to the public.
This call has been made by the UJA delegation led by its president Hajji Kazibwe Bashir Mbaziira while appearing before the parliamentary select committee investigating sexual violence in institutions of learning chaired (acting) by Hon. Okello Anthony.
Kazibwe also advised that there should be immense and continuous sensitization of the public about the available laws and their rights especially through media.
Furthermore the journalists want the available laws to be implemented to the later so that culprits don’t walk Scott free.
In their presentation, the UJA delegation shared their experience in covering sexual violence related cases, cited out various gaps, gave testimonies of some the victims and gave numerous recommendations of curbing the vice.
Meanwhile the select committee acting Chairperson and also Kyoga County legislator Okello Anthony applauded journalists for coming up with such rich and informative presentation on short notice. Adding that it shall go a long way in informing their research and report.

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