During the 1stquarter, CEDOVIP conducted 11 visits referral centers to strengthen relationships with the network members and to get deepened understanding of the services provided.
Through the visits, CEDOVIP learnt about the services provided, focal persons i.e. persons that directly handle survivors, physical location of referral centers and eligibility criteria for accessing services to domestic violence survivors. See the attached referral directory for your use.
Plan Uganda in partnership with Center for Domestic Violence Prevention, Uganda Youth Network and Straight Talk Foundation launched a new youth empowerment program code named; the NI-YETU Youth Project with support from SIDA through Plan International, Uganda.
“NI-YETU” is a Swahili word which means “It is ours”. Ni-Yetu is a social empowerment initiative that will integrate promotion of Sexual Reproductive Health Rights and GBV prevention in five districts of Lira, Alebtong, Tororo, Kamuli and Kampala.
Ni-Yetu aims atcontributing to a healthy, empowered youth population, free from violence.
It was remarkable to witness the commitment of over 256 community activists, opinion leaders and sengas reach so many community members conducted outreach activities to drinking places , through games such as snakes and ladders, ludo game competitions, participatory drama activities and interactive trainings on a daily basis, when they talked about VAW , VAW and health consequences and actions to end VAW. Throughout the campaign, over 12 community events were conducted and3167, 1310 women, 1200 men and 657 youth. learned more about the consequences and actions this was seen from examples of how CAs engaged communities in discussions about the negative consequences of violence.