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UGANDA: Over 21,000 cases of child abuse registered during Covid-19 lockdown

UGANDA: Over 21,000 cases of child abuse registered during Covid-19 lockdown

AFRICA, UGANDA
The government has noted with concern the rising cases of child abuse and violence in the country over the last four months since Covid 19 restrictions were put in place Since the outbreak of the pandemic, some of the areas with the highest number of these cases include Kamuli, Gulu,Naggalama,Kiryandongo and Jinja road policing area in Kampala. Speaking to the media over the weekend at her office in Kampala, Judith Nabakooba, the minister for ICT and National Guidance said there has been growing pattern of child abuse and domestic violence targeting children who are at home. “During the pick of the lockdown between March, April, May, June and July, a total of 21260 cases of child abuse were reported to police,”Nabakooba said. She said there are a number of reports showing incr...
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