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Economic cost of domestic violence in uganda

This study was undertaken by Dr Ibrahim Kasirye of the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC), Makerere University commissioned by the Center for Domestic Violence Prevention (CEDOVIP) funded by UKaid Department for International Development (DFID). The study assesses the household and public costs of domestic violence in Uganda. The study is partly an analysis of what has changed with regard to women’s rights and safety since the  enactment of Domestic Violence Act (DVA) in March 2010. In addition, the study makes the case for the need to implement the Domestic Violence Act—especially to reduce the burden shouldered by Uganda as a country and in particular the survivors of domestic violence and their families.