The escalating cases of incest marriage have forced Civil Society Organizations and local leaders from Kasese District to request human rights defenders to investigate the rate at which vice is increasing in the District.
The concern was raised on Thursday during the one-week training on capacity building on human rights monitoring and reporting for local leaders and human rights defenders across the Rwenzori region organized by the United Nations (UN) at Fort Breeze Hotel in Fort Portal City.
Now that Kasese District was still witnessing an increase in incest marriages where a biological father defiled his biological daughter, the leaders together with civil society organizations are requesting human rights defenders to investigate such acts for redress since they fall under human rights violation.
Marion Ajuna, a female youth councilor representing Hima town council says in addition to parents engaging their children in love affairs, some have gone ahead and ignored the health education of the young ones especially the young girls against early pregnancies and marriage.
Ronald Kato, the Executive Director for Kasese youth link for development and a human rights defender says parents need to always provide with their children all the necessities especially sanitary towels to the girls an act he said was affecting many girls when they are in their periods.
Olivia Mutamba Shabura from Ntoroko courts blamed parents for not having time with their children to tip them on how to handle themselves.” Parents no longer have time with their children to tip them on how to handle themselves,” she asserted.