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.
Faridah, Fiona and Rowlings
Youth Advocates, Uganda