(From left) Buliisa district Woman MP Norah Bigirwa speaking during a dialogue on financing towards eliminating gender- based violence as Sophie Nampewo of Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (centre) and Tina Musuya of CEDOVIP look on.Activists have asked legislators to consider setting aside funds in the next financial year budget to fight against gender-based violence.
The Inspector General of Police, JM Okoth Ochola has urged Police Officers to observe human rights and fight discrimination of women in the course of implementing their duties.
“The fight against discrimination and by extension violence against women is a national priority with long standing commitment and mechanism to implement the supporting policy and legal framework,” Mr. Okoth Ochola made the remarks in a speech read for him by the Deputy Inspector General of Police Brig. Sabiiti Muzei at the commemoration of 16 days of activism 2018 at Sliver Spring Hotel today.
According to the 2011 Uganda Demographic Health Survey, 62.2% of all women and 58.8% of all men aged 15 to 49 reported experience of physical or sexual violence.
PIC: A man drags his wife for a beating while his peers cheer him on (File photo)