Center for Domestic Violence Prevention

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2007 CEDOVIP Annual Report

Key areas of success in 2007 include:

  • Kawempe Division Council III taking a historical step where they formally outlawed domestic violence by passing the first ever Domestic Violence Bylaw in Uganda, created and advocated for by CEDOVIP and Kawempe community leaders and members.
  • Creation and institutionalization of the first-ever national guidelines for the Uganda Police Force in responding to domestic violence.
  • CEDOVIP identified a team of 96 (half men and half women) committed community activists to spearhead efforts to prevent violence against women and HIV/AIDS in Rubaga and Makindye Divisions in the new SASA! project.
  • Influencing members of the public, leaders and policy makers such as the women members of parliament to take a public stand against domestic violence. Women members of parliament formed a round table on gender based violence that has focused attention to advocate for support among members of parliament, and line ministries to pass the Domestic Violence Bill when tabled in parliament in 2008.