Center for Domestic Violence Prevention


Hon Mukasa receives The Economic cost of Domestic Violence Report and copies of the translated version of the DV Act 2010 from Mr. George Olinga from Baha’i Faith and Former CEDOVIP Board ChairmanThe 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;

  •  Limited access to copies of the Domestic Violence Act by the law enforcers such as the police, Local councils and judicial officers.
  •  Domestic violence is still tolerated and it remains the highest reported crime according to the 2013 Annual Police Crime report (3426 DV cases, 9598 cases of defilement resulting into 360 deaths).
  •  Domestic violence continues to have a huge economic on social impact on the economy. (Uganda loses 77 billion shillings annually dealing with domestic violence.

Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Gears Up For GBV prevention and responseOn 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;

Senior CDO of Namutumba town council and a CA from Kitengefacilitating a community dialogue about preventing VAW/G in Matyama 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.