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Photo of the day! “Walk a mile in her shoes” A campaign to end violence against women in Uganda



A heavy turnout by Ugandan law enforcement and civil society organizations for Kampala’s “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” march helped spread the message of solidarity in stopping violence against women.

With a marching band playing, men and women walked through downtown Kampala, with some holding signs.

As part of the event, a few men literally walked a mile (about 1.6 kilometers) in women’s high-heeled shoes to protest sexualized violence, educate their communities and raise money for chronically underfunded rape crisis centers, women’s shelters and other sexual violence prevention and recovery services.

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The march came at a time when violence against women is increasing. Police say they have seen an increase in the number of rape and domestic violence cases in recent years. Although this could be attributed to more women reporting assaults, officers say they still find the statistics troubling.

A number of civil society organizations came together, inviting the community to talk about violence against women openly, Kampala, Uganda, Dec. 5, 2015.

The Ugandan Bureau of Statistics estimated that nearly 70 percent of married women are subjected to violence by their partners.

Uganda has harsh laws against domestic violence and rape, but they are rarely enforced. According to a 2014 report by the U.S. State Department, while over 1,000 Ugandan women reported rapes in 2013, there were only 11 convictions that year.

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  1. Even if they March if the law is not implemented or enforced nothing will happen .Surely out of one thousand only eleven are convinced what signal does that send? It’s pointless to even say that there are laws which protects the Women & those organisations in charge of women affairs are just after Donation from the international donors that’s all I can say

  2. Imagine,what has happened to 989 cases & what action have these organisations taken & what are their recommendations because mere marching means nothing, what do they want the people to do? If the law is not applied

  3. In the absence of the law enforcers law is no law & women NGO’s organisations are toothless unless these organisations are telling the women to start defending themselves by killing their
    Boyfriends,husbands etc


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