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• 619 rape cases registered with the police in 2009, of which 240 went to court, resulting in only 12 convictions.

• Law requires that bride prices be nonrefundable gifts to the parents of the bride

• Source and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking.

• Ugandan sex trafficking victims were discovered in Denmark, Oman, and Malaysia.

• Children from the Democratic Republic of the Congo , Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, and Sudan are subjected to prostitution in Uganda.

• Until August 2006, the Lord’s Resistance Army abducted children and adults in northern Uganda to serve as sex slaves.

• 48% of women in Uganda report intimate partner physical violence in their lifetime.

• 35.5% of women report sexual intimate partner violence in their lifetime.

• 59.9% of women report intimate partner and/or non-partner physical violence in their lifetime.

• 39% of women report intimate partner and/or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.

• Many law enforcement officials viewed wife-beating as a husband’s prerogative.

• 24% report forced first sex.

• 15.7% report abuse during pregnancy.

•  About 9% of violent incidents forced women to lose time from paid work, amounting to approximately 11 days a year.



• MIFUMI Project supports the needs of and promotes protection for women and children affected by domestic violence and abuse, as well as bride price violations.


Source: United Nations Development Fund for Women; UN Women Violence against Women Prevalence Data:  Surveys  by  Country 2011; U.S. Department of State 2010 Human Rights Report, U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2011