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The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a public health issue, but one with huge social, economic and psychological impacts on people, particularly women, with loss of livelihoods, reduced access to food, health and social services, increased burden of care work and stress in taking care of the needs of the family, and so on. As a result of lockdown and quarantines that have pushed people into their homes, Uganda is also witnessing an upsurge in the number of cases of domestic violence faced by women within their homes. In these very difficult times, women and children are the most vulnerable as they have the least power with no or limited coping mechanisms to address domestic violence as they are isolated from friends, resources and services that they need to be safe. The Uganda police force, has recorded more than 3000 cases of domestic violence with 6 deaths in a space of one month. These days, bulletin or press briefings by the Police are awash with incidences of domestic violence manifesting in all forms, note that women across the social spectrum have experienced domestic violence throughout the country.
As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to hit hard and disrupt the daily lives of women, men and children, governments are under immense pressure to curb further spread of the disease and offer a fast response to avert its devasting consequences to human life and the economy.
As the government of Uganda progressively rolls out preparedness, risk reduction and response measures, it’s imperative that critical attention is given to the different impacts COVID-19 like all other pandemics and disasters has on women and men.
As already noticed in Uganda, amidst the implementation of the COVID-19 response that includes scale down of government and nongovernment services, movement restrictions and lockdown of businesses, women have continued to shoulder the burden of ensuring the wellbeing and continuity of their families and society at large through working to provide maternal care, child care, elderly care and health care.
More Details: The Domestic Violence Act Coalition's Call to Government For A Gender Sensitive National COVID-19 Response
Greetings Partners and Friends of Center for Domestic Violence Prevention (CEDOVIP)
CEDOVIP joins in solidarity with the global and national community to manage and contain the spread of COVID-19. CEDOVIP recognises the importance that all staff and our partners take the initiative to stay safe and protect others. In light of the guidelines from the World Health Organisation (WHO), Government of Uganda, and following the State of National address by the President of Uganda on 17th March 2020, and 22nd March 2020, CEDOVIP is fully embracing the prevention measures in solidarity with the global community.