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FHRI lawyers sensitizing community members-about their legal and human rights. (Courtesy Photo)

Drug abuse, poverty listed among leading causes of Gender based violence

Drug abuse, poverty, diseases and economic hard times have been highlighted as some of the major causes of gender-based violence in Bushenyi district.

The revelation was made by Rachel Busingye, a paralegal advocate from the foundation for human Rights initiative (FHRI) while opening up Civic Awareness session training for local leaders in Nyakabirizi division, Bushenyi-Ishaka municipality.

Counsel Joash Tamale, the legal officer at FHRI said they are aiming at intensifying Civic Awareness sessions across the region of greater Bushenyi, providing prolific legal aid to vulnerable suspects, routine monitoring of the rights of the suspects and inmates at police and prisons among others. 

Nyansio Biryomumaisho, the LC3 chairperson for Nyakabirizi division asked the organization to take their training to people in the remote villages where they lack the knowledge on how such foundations can be resourceful.

The Foundation for Human Rights Initiative is a non-governmental organization that aims at providing free legal services to prisoners, justice seekers and suspects on small offences.

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