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05 Dec

The Mentoring & Empowering Program for Women and Girls [MEMPROW] a Non  Governmental Organization [NGO] has embarked on retooling the Boda-boda riders in Arua city on human rights and sexual gender base violence. 

While addressing journalists on Saturday 03rd/12/2022 at Ediofe Youth center during the training of the leaders of the Boda-boda riders in Arua city on Human right and sexual gender based violence, the   program manager of MEMPROW, Mrs. Caroline Paparu explained that their move to retool Boda-boda riders is; 

To reduce the increasing cases of sexual gender based violence, rape teenage pregnancy in West Nile sub region.


Jovanile Wadria, chairperson of Triangle stage Boda-boda association in  Terego Alengo Pajulu pledged to disseminate the knowledge he acquired at  the training to his fellows and the entire community in his surrounding.


Nelson Edema, the deputy speaker of Arua city Boda-boda riders association appreciated the management of MEMPROW for the great initiative to retool them.

Ratib Juma Bin Musitafa, is the chairperson of continental stage.


In 2020, the Uganda Bureau of statistics [UBOS] conducted a national survey on violence in Uganda and it was discovered that out of 2,683 women aged 15-59, who were interviewed from all regions of Uganda; and of whom 34 percent were aged 15-24 years 640 women and girls [97 percent of those UBOS surveyed] of greater Northern Uganda confirmed that they had experienced physical sexual violence or sexual violence from their  partner or a non-partner or both since 15.The highest prevalence being in Bukedi and west Nile sub region, where 100 percent of women girls interviewed  confirmed being victims.

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