The Assistant Commissioner for Gender in the Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development, Madam Maggie Kyomukama has confirmed to the Domestic Violence Coalition that the National GBV policy will be passed by the end of the year 2015!
This was during a meeting between the Domestic Violence Act Coalition members led by CEDOVIP with the Honorable Minister for Gender, Labor and Social development, Hon. Wilson Muluri Mukasa at his office to draw his attention to the pending processes for the implementation of the Domestic Violence Act (DVA).
The Coalition during its submissions before the minister noted that despite the existence of the law, there are constraints and limitations that continue to hinder effective implementation of the DV Act including;
On 22ndJune, 2015 CEDOVIP met with the Director of Public Prosecutions His Lordship Justice Mike Chibita in his chambers at Worker’s house in Kampala to discuss a working relationship with the Directorate of Public Prosecutions in response to violence against women and girls (VAW/G) prevention and response.
CEDOVIP team was led by the Executive Director, Tina Musuya and was received by the Deputy Head of DPP Gender Department, State Lucy Kabakuma who presented the team to the Director.
During the meeting, CEDOVIP presented the need for the two entities to partner and collaborate to support delivery of justice to survivors of VAW/G to;
Community Development officers in Busoga under the Government of Uganda Irish aid joint program to address GBV continue to play a very important role of mobilizing communities to prevent violence against women and girls in their communities through conducting activities that inspire women and men to take individual and collective actions to prevent violence against women and girls with in their neighborhoods and communities.