Uganda, Nov. 25 -- At least 223 women and girls succumb to gender and sexual violence every year, the Minister of Gender, Ms Betty Amongi, has said.

While officiating at the launch of this year's 16 days of activism against gender-based violence in Kampala yesterday, Ms Amongi said the vice should be highlighted just like those caused by accidents and childbirth-related complications for partners to appreciate the severity of the problem and strengthen interventions.

The minister also called for empowerment of families to report to the cases.

Ms Amongi said during the Covid-19 pandemic, a woman approached her for advice after the husband impregnanted their two daughters but she feared to report the case to police.

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