Kampala Uganda,
Violence against women.
"My father beats my mother when he drinks too much, sometimes when my mother is not at home, it is me that he beats.  Occasionally it goes further and he rapes me.  My mother is aware of what happens but she is unable to stop it.  She has found work so that she can pay for my schooling as my father doesn’t believe that women should be educated.  My mother gave me this pendant so that I would be reminded of her whilst I am at school.
I thought I would have a shelter at school, but here some boys also beat and insult us ... it is sometimes hard to be a woman in Uganda.“
In Uganda, it is reported that 78% of primary and 82% of secondary school students have experienced sexual abuse at school, 67% of which is perpetrated by male teachers.
According to the 2011 baseline survey conducted by ANPPCAN, corporal punishment is still at large in schools with 81% of school children still being beaten despite a directive from the government banning the practise. Corporal punishment has remained entrenched in society mostly because it is regarded as a socially acceptable form of discipline and therefore not punishment per se. Violence against children in general remains common practice because a number of children do not identify the disciplinary treatment they receive as violence and in cases where the abuse is recognised they are mostly too afraid to report it as the people they would naturally report to; parents and teachers, are often the very perpetrators of the practise.
EnterRichard Juilliart