|CEDOVIP staff 16 days strategic planning meeting|
11 Nov 2017 - 25 Dec 2017
CEDOVIP's 16 days of Activism Global campaign against GBV, called on community members, men, women, civil society, judicial officers, policy makers, local government officials, legislators, the media, police and health institution to help the public understand the intersection between Violence against women and Health. This annual campaign focused On Violence against Women:
The Silent Epidemic. Is your voice being heard?,With intense activities and conversations that created demand for nonviolence relationships, individuals raised their voices in unison, thus breaking the silence and the injustice that is violence against women.
CEDOVIP and Uganda Women Parliamentary Women Association (UWOPA) worked on advocacy for the implementation of the Domestic Violence Act. We focused on ways for government to allocate funds to the DVA and to influence expeditious approval of the GBV policy and advocacy for implementation of the HIVPEP policy for survivors of sexual assault.
CEDOVIP in partnership with the Judicial studies Institute conducted a training workshop for 25 judicial officers (grade I & II magistrates) to foster a conducive environment with the criminal justice system that is safer and healthier for women experiencing violence to access justice.
The judicial officers committed to key action including networking with Directorate of Public Prosecution (DDP) to ensure that women are not re-victimized through maintaining effective standards from criminal proceedings, including rules of evidence and procedure