An analysis on the law of defilement in Uganda: a case study of Kapchorwa District, Eastern Region

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Kampala International University; School of Law
The research on "analyzing the law of defilement was done in Uganda. The study was guided by the research objectives. The objectives included: to analyze the legal framework in controlling girl child defilement; to examine the causes of defilement in Uganda; to suggest strategies that can be put in place to improve on the control of girl child defilement; to examine the effects of defilement among girls in Uganda. The study found that most girls are defiled between the age of 12-17 years, and others at 0-9 years. Defilers cut across all statuses which include teachers, relatives, both biological and step fathers, clergy, boda boda riders, taxi drivers, domestic employees university students, fellow students and many other categories. Most people are aware of the law on defilement and its punishments. The study concluded, there is need for collective action of government, communities, churches, media, private sector and NGO's on girl child defilement problem. This is because that, the challenges is that no single strategy or organization can tackle defilement be it law, awareness campaigns and other strategy that can solve the issue in isolation with others.
A dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Law in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of a Bachelor's Degree of Law of Kampala International University
Law on defilement, Kapchorwa District, Uganda