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CEDOVIP, UN Women and the Child and Family Protection Department of the Uganda Police Force conducted training for top level managers of the Uganda Police Force. The training that was held at Jinja Source of the Nile Hotel was aimed at strengthening the officers' understanding of VAW as a human rights violation and at the end of the training; a 7 man committee was set up to come up with a concrete work plan on actions that Uganda Police will undertake to improve services for VAW survivors.

The Domestic Violence Act sticker that was developed in partnership between CEDOVIP and the Child and Family Protection Department of the Uganda Police Force will be launched during the upcoming Centenary celebrations of the existence of the Uganda Police Force.

Several departments of the Uganda Police will show case their key achievements and the launch of the Domestic Violence Act sticker will be the main activity for the Department of Child and Family Protection.

Following the recent release of the GBV readiness report by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization which recommended that government institutions work with civil society to strengthen health sector response to VAW, CEDOVIP will be collaborating with Kampala Capital City Authority through its Directorate of Public Health and Environment to integrate VAW in existing health services.

Three health facilities of Kiswa, Komamboga and Kisugu will participate in this partnership which will involve training of health care workers, and supporting the health professionals to implement key VAW protocols such as the Domestic Violence Act, the National Guidelines for HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis among others.