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COVID-19 uncovers deep rooted gender inequality

By Jacky Achan

Added 15th September 2020 09:59 AM

The lockdown has given male chauvinists an enabling environment to taunt and stress women unlimitedly, subjecting them to GBV, says Denise Tusiime a member of the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC).

COVID-19 uncovers deep rooted gender inequality

The lockdown has given male chauvinists an enabling environment to taunt and stress women unlimitedly, subjecting them to GBV, says Denise Tusiime a member of the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC).

The lockdown imposed in Uganda in March will forever stand out as having exposed the deep rooted gender inequality concealed in society.

"COVID-19 has unraveled our system and unmasked our society to show that we are very vulnerable. We now have evidence and it's clearer that gender inequality is a big problem and we need to close the gap," says Dora Musinguzi, a human rights lawyer and Executive Director of Uganda Network on Law Ethics and HIV/AIDS (UGANET).

The lockdown has given male chauvinists an enabling environment to taunt and stress women unlimitedly, subjecting them to GBV, says Denise Tusiime a member of the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC).

This was during her keynote online lecture on "addressing gender based violence through gender equality under covid-19" organized by EOC and chaired by Sirabo Wafula also a member of EOC.

The figures of gender based violence since the lockdown are quite alarming. Find the details in Her Vision section in the New Vision.

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