- Chris Dolan, the Refugee Law Project director, said the training targets the Uganda People’s Defence Forces due to its participation in different conflicts in Uganda and across the continent. Among them is the 20-year war against the Lord’s Resistance Army in northern Uganda.
- A recent report by Human Rights Watch accused UPDF soldiers in the Central African Republic of engaging in acts of sexual violence against local women and intimidating victims not to talk about their ordeal.
- By training UPDF to identify sexual violence, when it is encountered, it is hoped that the Ugandan soldiers can then support efforts of ending this vice that leads to further conflict.
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