Ugandan Women Fight Sexual Harassment in Marketplace

Women in the markets of the Ugandan capital of Kampala are fighting back against sexual and verbal abuse. Kampala is home to the Nakawa market, one of the largest markets in the area, with more than 7,000 workers, divided into six zones and made up of 40 departments with one female representative for every department.

With the help of the Institute for Social Transformation, a local organization raising awareness on the sexual harassment women have received at Nakawa, men are now facing the consequences of their actions. The market has a disciplinary committee that decides on the penalty of perpetrators and they include paying fines, suspension from the market and possibly being banned from the marketplace.

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