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Title: Influence of Human Rights on Prevalence Rates of Prostitution in Uganda: A case study of Mbale Municipality.
Authors: Wenyirisa, Olivia Wamboka.
Keywords: Human Rights
Mbale Municipality
Issue Date: Aug-2015
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Abstract: The study set to assess the influence of human rights on prevalence rates of prostitution in mbale municipality. The study was based on four research objectives which included assessing the causesĀ· of human rights abuse in the Ugandan context, explore the role of human rights on prostitution prevalence in Uganda, establish mechanisms for improving human rights observation and reduction of prostitution in Uganda and to establish the relationship between human rights and prevalence of prostitution in Uganda. The study adopted a descriptive Survey research design based on both qualitative and quantitative research designs. The study also adopted a population of 60 respondents wl1o were selected for the population categories of mbale municipality. The study findings were that the causes of human rights abuses in mbale municipality, the study findings were that Low levels of education had 10% of the responses, Drug abuse 18.3%, Poor policy interpretation 21.6%, Ineffective policies 10''l'o, limited enforcement capacity had 11.7% of the respondents, High degree of poverty had 15% of the respondents and Unemployment had 13.3% of the respondents. It was also established that human rights account for prostitution prevalence in Uganda through Freedom of association encourage prostitution according to 46.7% of the respondents, liberty on alcohol consumption had 25% of the respondents, Prevalence of many occasions had 20% of the respondents and High level of rights hence the sexual behaviors had 8.3%. Little has been done in reducing prostitution prevalence through improving human rights observation, strengthen laws on prostitution, provision of alternative source of income, Increase sensitization on dangers, Enhance traditional and religious sensitization and Increase education for the people and 50% of the respondents agreed that there is a positive relationship between human rights and prostitutioil prevalence implying that prostitution prevalence is related to human rights in mbale municipality. The researcher recommends that there is need for women and young people involved in prostitution required a range of interventions to be available for them to access in periods of crisis, interventions needed to address women's and young people's survival needs and help them to stabilize as a pre requisite to exiting and there is need for local government sensitization on culture and how the concept plus government should enhance guidance and counseling services of girls in schools
Description: A research report submitted to College of Humanities and Social Sciences in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of a Bachelors Degree in Social Work and Social Administration of Kampala International University.
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