On June 15, 2017, members of the Domestic Violence Act Coalition (DVAC) in partnership with Uganda Women’s Parliamentarians held a press conference at Parliamentary Lounge petitioning the government on the lack of justice for women and girls experiencing violence.
The petition codenames “Not another woman!” attracted members of the media, civil society and Members of Parliament. Their action followed disturbing revelations of the impunity on violence against women and girls cases within the justice system, prompting the coalition to demand for the rectification of the situation by government.
Ms. Christine Lagarde was hosted by CEDOVIP as part of her three day visit to Uganda. Ms. Lagarde is the 11th Managing Director of the IMF and the first woman to hold this position.
During the CEDOVIP event Ms. Lagarde held a private meeting with survivors of Violence against women before meeting with CEDOVIP Board Chairperson Dr. Hilda Tadria, Executive Director, Tina Musuya and all staff of CEDOVIP.
In her speech, Ms. Lagarde paid tribute to the zeal that the women have shown in demanding for their rights and dignity.
THEME: Break the Silence, Break the Barriers! How Will You Make Education Safe for Girls?
16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM CAMPAIGN , The 16 Days of Activism, is an international campaign against violence against women, unites organizations and individuals across the world from November 25 through December 10 annually in raising awareness, strengthening networks and developing effective strategies to prevent violence and promote women’s rights. It is an intensive time when women, activists against violence women and NGOs promoting women’s rights widely engage in local, national and international awareness campaign and policy advocacy against violence against women. The 16-day period highlights significant human rights days during the period: