Prostitution in Uganda

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Prostitution in Uganda is illegal in Uganda, but prostitutes operate in Kampala city centre.[1][2] In 2003, Ugandan authorities ordered sex workers to pay a tax of 9,000 (£2.63) Ugandan shilling in order to operate in Malaba.[3] Also in 2003 Ugandan MPs met sex workers who were concerned about "police harassment" and claiming that it was unfair that police officers were arresting sex workers while they waited for clients.[4] A study of teachers in Kampala showed that teachers were turning to prostitution to increase their income, a sex worker can earn around 1.5 million Ugandan shillings (£439) per month, whereas this would be a yearly wage for a secondary school teacher.[5][6]


  1. ^ Ray, Audacia (2010-12-15). "It is not just violent clients who hurt sex workers". London: Guardian. Retrieved 2010-12-15. 
  2. ^ Uganda sets up red-light district. BBC News (2007-11-16). Retrieved on 2011-06-04.
  3. ^ Odeke, Abraham. (2003-07-22) Tax for Uganda sex workers. BBC News. Retrieved on 2011-06-04.
  4. ^ Uganda MPs to meet sex workers. BBC News (2003-06-25). Retrieved on 2011-06-04.
  5. ^ Uganda: Teachers Turn to Prostitution
  6. ^ La explotación sexual de menores en Kenia alcanza una dimensión horrible - UNICEF España. (2007-01-17). Retrieved on 2011-06-04.