An analysis on the protection of women against sexual abuse under the Domestic Violence Act of Uganda of 2010 in the era of HIV/AIDS: case study Makindye Division

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Kampala International University; School of Law
The study an analysis on the protection of women against sexual abuse under the Domestic Violence act of Uganda 2010, on the era of HIV/AIDS", was carried out to determine Act 3/2010s efficiency on offering the women, as one of the marginalized and most vulnerable group a tangible solution to the problem, particularly in Makindye division. Owing to historical, cultural/traditional, religious, legal among other factors responsible for the unequal power relations within the family, violence against women in such a male dominated society, IS hardly publicized, noticed and punished, thereby leaving its victims exposed to personal sexual gratification of their attackers, whose actions seem to be condemned by the state through its acts or emissions in convicting such impunity. Sexual abuse in its different forms and intensity, just take over violence against women at the hands of family members, it usually shrouded in secrecy, denial and is considered in "private matter" not warranting state intervention. Though de facto of its victims' human rights to self-worth/dignity sexual and health integrity besides increased exposure to HIV I AIDs as a result of such sexual abuse appears to have been addressed by the law, there are still many cases of domestic violence against women reported in the media at the police and other law enforcement agents in an attempt to obtain legal protection against their abusers! Therefore, in such an environment where culture and religion are so much entrenched with stereo typed notions of male domination of women in Makin dye Division and high HIV I AIDS in section rate, this qualitative study involved various data collection methods including individual and or group interviews; books, articles, newspapers, reports, electronic media etc as respective primary and secondary sources of data. However, the researcher carefully scrutinized all information at hand through continuous and consistent manual existing to retain the current form of this study. Verbatim quotations too supplement the findings of this study.
A dissertation submitted to Kampala International University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of Bachelor’s Degree in Law
Protection of women, Sexual abuse, Uganda