SOCIETY RELUCTANT AT FIGHTING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE-JUSTICE BAMUGEMEREIRE
BY Our reporter
The Justice of the court of appeal, Catherine Bamugemerire has said that society is still reluctant in fighting against domestic violence despite government effort towards stopping the vice.
Bamugemerire recalling the time she was taken aback by the number of domestic violence cases with similar story line during the court of appeal criminal session in Mbarara, said that most victims lost lives as neighbors and relatives who would have helped remained reluctant after hearing the fights.
Justice Catherine Bamugemerire said this during a conference for women of excellence organized by Proclaim Africa and held at Mbarara high school.
Proclaim Africa is a Christian ministry that targets Christian women leaders and professionals with spiritual convictions, training them to deal with women’s challenges and make a great impact on families and the communities.
Bamugumerire said much as government wishes to do away with domestic violence, poverty among women is still hindering this effort because they cannot be able to speak up in case they are abused and called on women of excellence basing on Christian values to raise up and deal with such kind of societal issues that infringe on women rights.
She said its high time people have to go back to responsible Christianity where Christians should not only care about wealth but also care about their behavior and the soul of a person adding that groups like women of excellence are so important because in this case they can help women get together, encourage each other to become both spiritually strong and economically independent to easily negotiate their relationships better.