Kalabo DC advises couples not to entertain GBV

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—— Kalabo District Commissioner Irene Mate has advised couples never to entertain Gender Based Violence (GBV) if the vice is to be stop especially in rural areas.

Mrs Mate explained that days were gone when couples could entertain GBV in pretext that they love each other.

She said wife battering as a result of whatever reason is not a sign of love and fighting in general is a crime that couples should avoid at all cost and if such incidences happen they should not be hidden but relayed to relevant authorities.

The District Commissioner noted that there were a lot of unreported GBV cases in rural areas because women were taught never to expose any abuse from their husbands by traditional counsellors.

Mrs Mate also noted that the traditional belief has resulted in a lot of women being abused at the expense of love.

The District Commissioner said this at a wedding reception of a male nurse at Yuka Adventist Hospital where she was a guest of honour over the weekend.

She advised the bride never to entertain GBV but instead report the vice to relevant authorities so that appropriate action could be taken.

Earlier, the ceremony was almost disrupted after a young brother to the groom started crying claiming his brother would stop supporting the family.

The man cried uncontrollably and revellers had a tough time to prevent him from disrupting the ceremony.

Family members had to bring in army cadet to get the man out of the ceremony.