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A team of over 40 traditional marriage counsellors locally known as Ssengas in Makindye and Lubaga divisions closely work with CEDOVIP. The Ssengas have taken on personal initiatives to inspire men and women to make their homes and relationships safer. This is what the Ssengas are doing:

  • Talking to their partners, relatives, neighbours, and community members about benefits of respect, fairness, safety in relationships and joint decision making in relationships.
  • Conducting community activities and to enable them talk to women experiencing violence in their communities.

Ssengas testify that the work is positively impacting their lives as two of them remarked that;
"Every morning I look up to myself and believe I can make my life better. I have learned to make my own decisions. I feel proud. I talked to my husband about respect and fairness in a relationship. He kept asking me more questions and we discussed different ways to show respect.

Tina Musuya was selected as a Without Violence Voice Field Fellow due to her exemplary background, skills and role as Executive Director of CEDOVIP. She has participated in the WithoutViolence Voices Field Fellowship Introductory Seminar in Berlin, Germany in May 2014.

The purpose of the seminar is to provide the fellows with communications and advocacy skills training and opportunity to exchange ideas around building support for the prevention of violence against women and children.

CEDOVIP worked with the state Minister for gender and UWOPA to ensure cabinet ministers sign the commitment cards to calling upon them to pass the national GBV policy and support budgets for the implementation of the DV Act, 2010.

The cards will be used during public / community events to hold ministers accountable to their commitments, hang at Parliament as a reminder to the ministers for their commitments.