The Ugandan Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development is about to launch an official consultation on the sexual exploitation of girls and young women at work. This is a huge opportunity to end this awful abuse of power.

Youth advocates Fiona, Faridah and Rowlings are calling for the consultation to focus on why action isn’t being taken when incidents of sexual exploitation are reported. 

Sign their letter to the government, and make sure their voices are heard. 

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 Click to read their letter

Dear Minister for Gender, Labour and Social Development,

As many as one in ten girls in Uganda are affected by sexual abuse and exploitation, and this is a real issue for girls at work. When they are financially desperate bosses can take advantage – forcing them to have sex with customers to get and keep jobs.

This is happening to our sisters, our friends and our classmates.

Girls are being threatened to stay silent, and when they are brave enough to report it perpetrators aren’t properly investigated or brought to justice. This must change.

We are writing to ask that you work with us to understand why action isn't taken when girls report incidents of sexual exploitation. 

We must listen to girls and end this abuse of power.

Yours sincerely,
Faridah, Fiona and Rowlings
Youth Advocates, Uganda

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