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August 20, 2008

Ugandan Activists Fight to End Domestic Violence

Following a recent string of HIV-related violence against women in Uganda, human rights activists are calling for government officials to pass the Domestic Relations Bill, Uganda’s New Vision reports.

Activists were recently called to action following media reports of men murdering their wives under the suspicion that the women had infected them with HIV. Carrying signs emblazoned with messages such as “women do not cause HIV/AIDS” and “stop violence against women,” human rights groups marched from Kampala Pentecostal Church to Uganda’s Parliament.

“The government should be actively involved in bringing these culprits to book,” said Esther Kisakye, the executive director of the Uganda Network on Law, Ethics and HIV/AIDS.

According to the article, activists also called for more funding for HIV/AIDS campaigns focused on couples.

Search: Uganda, domestic violence, Kampala, Uganda Network on Law Ethics and HIV/AIDS.


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