Center for Domestic Violence Prevention

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Religious Leader Report

The workshop began with the introductions of participants who represented the major faiths – Roman Catholic, Church of Uganda, Seventh Day Adventist, Islam, Orthodox and Bahai Faith –who are members of the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda and the workshop objectives were:

  • To strengthen top religious leaders (from the Central Region) with knowledge and skills to prevent domestic violence (DV).
  • To increase religious institutions’ understanding of the recently passed Domestic Violence Act, 2010 (DVA, 2010).
  • Highlight the role of religious institutions in popularising the DVA, 2010. i.e inspire religious institutions to popularise the Act given the privileged position they hold within  their congregations.
  • To define a way forward for the religious institutions to popularize the DVA.