Public Denouncement of Rape Culture in Uganda

UWONET on behalf of the youth and women’s movement in Uganda hereby invites you to a press conference in regard to the recent alleged utterances by the Youth Affairs Minister Ronald Kibuule.

In the Daily Monitor of 24th September, Youth Affairs Minister Ronald Kibuule went on record with the notion that women dressed indecently have asked to be raped and suspects who have raped such women should be released.

To quote the newspaper he said “If she is dressed poorly and is raped, no one should be arrested”. He also said that in cases of rape, police should first ascertain the dress code of the victim, and if they were dressed indecently, they should also be charged with inviting the crime.

By these words, Mr. Kibule is promoting the rape of women based on their dress code; he is excusing rapists for their crimes against supposedly scantily clad women and; he is ensuring that victims of rape are afraid to come forward for fear of being persecuted for being raped.

We are therefore calling for a press conference to express displeasure, demand a public apology and resignation from the Youth Affairs Minister Ronald kibuule. The press conference will be held tomorrow Wednesday 25th September 2013, 9:30am, at the UWONET Secretariat.

Your participation will be highly appreciated.

Join the public demand for Youth Minister Kibuule’s apology and resignation for his alleged utterance that girls/women can be raped based on their dress code:  http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/rebecca-kadaga-speaker-of-the-ugandan-parliament-demand-resignation-of-youth-affairs-minister-ronald-kibuule?share_id=bjATiOSrkk&utm_campaign=share_button_action_box&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition#share 

Source: http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Indecent-rape-victims-to–blame–says-Youth-minister/-/688334/2004514/-/149rnkf/-/index.html

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