As told by Aisha, 36 years old
In Uganda Gender Based Violence is a rampant problem affecting more than half of the female population. According to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics 68 percent of ever married women aged 15 to 49 had experienced some form of violence by their husbands or partners. According to a survey conducted by the US Department of State and published in 2007 (Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2007) 70 percent of women in Uganda had been physically or sexually abused. Statistics published by UNICEF in its 2008 report indicate that 77 percent of women consider domestic violence justified if the woman burns food or refuses to comply to her husband’ wishes.