The Uganda Demographic and Household Survey (UDHS) 2006 report indicates that 65% of women in Uganda and 59% of married women have experienced physical or sexual violence at the expense of their partners. While 61% of the rural women reported instances of violence against women, 54% are located in the urban areas revealing s that the phenomenon cuts across the urban-rural divide.
Despite efforts by the Uganda government to prevent and respond to GBV, the practice has persisted due to many and diverse factors not limited to poverty, alcohol and drug abuse, religious beliefs, rigid cultural and gendered norms, women's lack of social and economic empowerment, weak legal sanctions for sexual violence, weak social care institutions and the weakening power and control of men over women.
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