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Stop sending children into slavery and prostitution – top legal scholar

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A leading legal scholar has urged parents to stop sending their children abroad for work since most of them end up in either slavery or prostitution and homosexuality.

LDC Deputy Executive Director Florence Nakachwa Dollo hands over a certificate to one of the CLVs as FIDA boss Irene Odida Ovonji looks on. Photos Hussin Musisi

Ms Florence Nakachwa Dollo, the Deputy Executive Director of the Law Development Centre (LDC) made the plea while addressing a gathering that included participants in a three-day training for Community Legal Volunteers (CLVs) conducted by the Association of Female lawyers, FIDA Uganda.

“We are equally blessed here in Uganda with many job opportunities, let all children apply their skills learnt from schools and use them to earn a living,” Ms Nakachwa Dollo said, adding: “we need more energetic youths to engage in farming so that we ensure food security.”

According to Ms Nakachwa Dollo, parents should also emphasise good upbringing in order to curb incidences of domestic violence in future.

“Before we think about the rights of children in connection to violation of the law, we need to look at the parenting issue” Nakachwa Dollo, who was the guest speaker, said during the function at held at Esella hotel in Kira, Wakiso district.

She also implored the CLVs to sensitize other citizens about their rights and obligations before handing over certificates of attendance to the trainees.

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