Ker Kwaro Acholi Urges Men Facing Domestic Violence to Speak Out

Ker Kwaro Acholi, the Acholi Cultural Institution, has urged men experiencing domestic abuse in the hands of their spouses to speak out.

According to the institution, men who are victims of domestic violence are suffering in silence for fear of being mocked and labelled weak by society.

Ambrose Olaa, the Prime Minister, Ker Kwaro Acholi said male victims of domestic violence in the region are finding it hard to report their ordeals to the authorities

Oola noted that because of ego, several men who are being abused by their partners are suffering in silence.

He said because of such abuse, men have now gone into silence defence to protest the way they are being treated by their women.

A 2016 national statistics indicate that more men are falling victims of Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and are reluctant to report to the authorities.

According to the National Gender Violence Data Base (NGBVB) at the Ministry of Gender, Labour & National Development, figures indicate that out of the 4,165 cases of Gender-Based Violence reported in Gulu, 646 of the victims were male victims. This makes 13 percent of all the SGBV cases recorded in Gulu were violence against male.

Among the cases registered were physical assaults, denial of resources and opportunities, psychological abuse, and sexual assaults among others.