|Community Activists Bi-monthly trainings|
12 Feb 2019 - 25 Feb 2019
According to the 2011 Uganda Demographic Health Survey, 62.2% of all women and 58.8% of all men aged 15 to 49 reported experience of physical or sexual violence.
PIC: A man drags his wife for a beating while his peers cheer him on (File photo)
Gender based violence continues to be a major national scourge.It takes many diverse forms, both offline and online, including domestic violence, sexual violence, early marriages, trafficking in persons. Data on both police-reported violent crimes and national demographic health surveys report that women and girls represent the majority of the victims.
Uganda is not unique. Gender based violence happens in every single country and at every level of society. Did you know that one in three women in Uganda have, or will, experience Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in their lifetime? Most cases of violence occur in our homes. Few are the perpetrators challenged in court, even if the consequences will be felt for a lifetime.