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
Every day, millions of women and girls worldwide experience violence. This abuse takes many forms, including intimate physical and sexual partner violence, female genital mutilation, child and forced marriage, sex trafficking, and rape.
The Lancet Series on Violence against women and girls shows that such abuse is preventable. Five papers cover the evidence base for interventions, discuss the vital role of the health sector in care and prevention, show the need for men and women to be involved in effective programmes, provide practical lessons from experience in countries, and present a call for action with five key recommendations and indicators to track progress. See more details on here Violence against women and girls