|CDO kitholhu sub-county discussing legal issues|
one of the facilitators, the Community Development Officer (CDO) Kitholhu sub-county Mr. Mukokoma Bwambale Paul satisfactorily discussed the legal issues in line with violence against children.
The various laws that condemn violence against children were discussed and practical implication outlined.
|Teachers attending the training|
He related these laws to prevailing situations in schools and community and later gave ways on how to participate and prevent /eradicate the already existing cases of violence against children.
Among other high-lighted cases were sexual harassment that includes; bad touches, rape, defilement exposure to pornography and commercial sex, child sacrifice, trafficking and kidnapping, child labour, bullying and abusive words . Denying the pupils to indulge in the school decision making among others were cited out in community and school setting respectively.
Preventive measures were suggested such as: avoiding corporal punishments in schools, sensitization on the law and policies governing children’s upbringing, avoidance of vulgar language, sensitization of children on their rights, guidance and counseling,andteacher-pupil friendly environment at school.
The trained teachers promised to work hand in hand with RWECO to create a violence free environment for children in Kasese district.