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Christine Alalo with the Director for Special Duties Mr. Sorowen at the launch of the DV Act stickers in July 2014 at Jinja Road Police Station.Ms. Christine Alalo head of the Child and Family Protection Department of the Uganda Police Force takes up a new assignment in Somalia as Deputy Police Commissioner AMISSON. For the 5 years that Christine worked as the head of the Child and Family Protection Department, CEDOVIP enjoyed a fruitful partnership which resulted in key tangible achievements particularly with the work on the proposed GBV directorate, police training curriculum and strengthening the capacity of Police officers in handling GBV cases. Infact her out standing commitment and achievements at the Department earned her an award from the European Union’s Human rights Defenders Award in 2014.

We are sure that she will excel in her new assignment and wish her all the best!.

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;