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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.

CEDOVIP in partnership with the Human Rights Center at the Berkeley Law School, University of California, United States of America with support from UN Women and Embassy of Sweden have embarked on the process developing a handbook on investigation, prosecution and adjudication of sexual and Gender based violence in both development and humanitarian settings.

CEDOVIP in partnership with Office of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions, and The Human Rights Centerunder the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law with support from UN WomenUganda  has undertaken a process to develop a comprehensive handbook for handling SGBV cases in both development and humanitarian settings.

The tool will provide practical tips  for all key stakeholders (police, prosecutors, healthcare workers, probation and armed forces/army) on how to address and respond to SGBV. So far a working team comprising of the above stakeholders has been created to support the development of the tool.

A draft handbook is expected by November 2018.