9 Facts about Domestic Violence in Uganda You Should Know

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  1. 2/3 of Ugandan households have experienced domestic violence
  2. Women are four times more likely to be targeted for sexual and physical violence
  3. 60% of women in Uganda have experienced physical violence since the age of 15
  4. In the Eastern Region of Ugandan (where WORI operates) 75% of women have been abused before the age of 45
  5. 251 women were murdered in Uganda due to domestic violence in 2011
  6. 25% of girls first sexual experience was associated with the use of force
  7. Amnesty International claims that “many women endure violent situations because they have nowhere else to go”
  8. 70% of men and 60% of women asked claimed that a man was justified to beat his partner, under certain circumstances
  9. Despite having a Domestic Violence Law, it has never been enforced even when judges acknowledge that domestic violence had occurred

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