Since 2004, I've worked as a grass roots activist for women's rights, working with both men and women to prevent violence against women in Uganda. I have come face to face with women who experience violence from their partners and many men who thought that controlling their partners and disciplining them whenever necessary, was normal. Shockingly, I heard many community members say that violence was expected, it's a private matter and a sign of love and that I shouldn't meddle in people's private lives.
Tina Musuya, one of the activists implementing the intervention in local communities writes about her personal experience of being involved in the study. click to see full Blog from Tina Musuya