Posted by in News on August 26, 2019

Kampala’s Market Women Unite Against Harassment

There is a growing attention on addressing harassment at formal and informal workplaces. Several initiatives are being taken to making those places safer for women. At Nakawa market, Kampala, women have “found spaces outside of the set legal systems to find redress for sexual harassment and abuse”, explains Kemigisha.

The market has established systems and procedures to hold perpetrators accountable; individual focal persons are identified; a committee is established to handle reports of sexual harassment. An amount is also set that perpetrators will as fine.

The Ugandan government could do more to support these informal mechanisms, Kemigisha says, “including providing them with more information on how to handle investigations, and sending labour officers to areas that have been neglected to guide them”
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Source: The Guardian

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