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Group Riled By Defilement Reports

By Vision Reporter

Added 10th November 2002 03:00 AM

THE African Network for prevention and protection against child abuse and neglect (ANPPCAN) has expressed concerned over police reports that over 500 underage girls have been defiled in south-western Uganda.

THE African Network for prevention and protection against child abuse and neglect (ANPPCAN) has expressed concerned over police reports that over 500 underage girls have been defiled in south-western Uganda.

By Ebenezer Bifubyeka
THE African Network for prevention and protection against child abuse and neglect (ANPPCAN) has expressed concerned over police reports that over 500 underage girls have been defiled in south-western Uganda.
The regional police commander, Edward Ochom, recently told a press conference that a total of 504 girls aged between one year and 17 years were defiled between January and September this year.
Ochom said police records indicated that Mbarara district, with 163 cases reported, had the the highest number in the region.
He said it implied that on average, two girls were defiled daily.
Meanwhile, ANPPCAN Uganda Chapter, has decided to train and use the media to fight defilement.
Moses Wambwa Watasa, ANPPCAN programme officer in charge of research and information, said he was organising a two-day workshop for reporters from western Uganda “to lay strategies on how best defilement can be eradicated.”
He said the training would take place on November 7 and 8 at Pelikan Hotel in Mbarara and certificates will be awarded to participants.
“ANPPCAN takes the media as a vital partner in the fight against child abuse,” he said. Ends

Group Riled By Defilement Reports

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