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26 Per Cent Of Girls In Eastern Uganda Are Defiled

26 Per Cent Of Girls In Eastern Uganda Are Defiled

 A new survey on sexual violence against children has revealed that 26.2 per cent of girls between 13-17 years in eastern Uganda have had sex. The eastern region is followed by the western region with 24.2 per cent, 18.1 per cent in Northern region while the central region comes last with 14.4 per cent. For […]

Kericho Woman Rep Says Defilement Cases On the Rise

Kericho Woman Rep Says Defilement Cases On the Rise

Kericho County Woman Representative Hellen Chepkwony has expressed concerns over rising cases of defilement in the county that go unreported to and has called on security agencies to deal with those involved. Mrs Chepkwony said it is “highly unfortunate” that most defilement cases have failed to reach the courts because parents of the victims of […]

Rising Defilement Cases In Malawi Raise More Questions Than Answers

Rising Defilement Cases In Malawi Raise More Questions Than Answers

Rising cases of defilement in the African nation of Malawi begs the question the effectiveness of projects being implemented to address the problem. “My 17 year old daughter was defiled by an unknown assailant some 10 years ago when she was just a little girl and this led to her destruction,” narrates Wezie Shaba mother […]

Uganda: Defilement Tops Criminal Trial

Uganda: Defilement Tops Criminal Trial

Defilement cases are top of the High Court criminal session which kicked off on Monday. In the session presided over by Justice Joseph Murangira, 29 of the 50 cases he is set hear are aggravated defilement. Other cases include 10 of murder, 10 of aggravated robbery and one of rape. At the beginning of the […]

President Mutharika Orders Arrest of HIV-Infected Man Paid to Devirginise Girls in Malawi

President Mutharika Orders Arrest of HIV-Infected Man Paid to Devirginise Girls in Malawi

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has ordered the arrest of Eric Aniva, an HIV-infected man in Nsanje district of the southern Malawi who has the job of devirginising girls who had just their first menstruation. Aniva, a Malawian in his forties, is what’s known as a ‘hyena’ – a man paid to have sex with young […]