Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) refers to any act that is perpetrated against a person’s will and is based on gender norms and unequal power relationships.
It encompasses threats of violence and coercion. It can be physical, emotional, psychological, or sexual in nature, and can take the form of a denial of resources or access to services. It inflicts harm on women, girls, men and boys see unhcr.org/uk/sexual gender based violence
Art 21 of the constitution of the republic of Uganda, presupposes that no one shall be discriminated based on colour, sex religion etc all persons are equal under the law.
Perpetrators of violence SGBV can be tried for offences under the Penal Code Act, Computer misuse Act and Domestic violence Act.