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"Uganda: Arua Tops in Domestic Violence" -- NOT good!

"CHILD abuse and domestic violence have increased in most rural parts of Arua district, the Uganda Association of Women Lawyers has said.

"Ms. Hellen Edimu, the national programme officer for Fida - Uganda, said on Monday that their branch office in Arua was overwhelmed with cases of child neglect, child labour, wife-battering and inheritance wrangles.

"'From the cases we handle, the reality is that there is simply too much child abuse in the district including early marriages,' Edimu said.

"In response, Fida on Monday started training 25 paralegals drawn from 12 sub-counties of Arua's six counties of Terego, Maracha, Madi-Okollo, Vurra, Ayivu and the Municipality."

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