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Strengthen local councils to fight GBV – MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have urged government to strengthen local councils and cultural leaders as key players in elimination of gender based violence. Legislators said that the two groups have in the past proven effective in handling disputes in communities more than the police which is currently …

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Mass sensitisation critical in fight against gender-based violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have asked government to carryout mass sensitisation on the dangers of gender-based violence to fight the vice. The MPs were responding to the report of the Committee on Gender, Labour and Social Development on gender-based violence in the districts of Moroto, Amudat, …

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Judiciary receives equipment to expedite hearing of GBV cases

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Judiciary has received electronic equipment worth 350 Million Shillings to boost efforts in fast-tracking gender-based violence cases. The equipment that included 30 desktop computers, two sets of court recording and transcription machines were donated by the Australian Development Cooperation together with the United Nations …

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Gender ministry seeks additional UGX16Bn to support GBV victims

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development is seeking additional 16 Billion Shillings to support the victims of Gender-Based Violence (GBV). According to the State Minister for Gender and Culture Peace Mutuuzo, the country is registering a high prevalence of Gender-Based Violence but the …

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MPs question gov’t commitment to end GBV

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of the Gender Committee of Parliament have questioned the government’s commitment to end Gender-Based Violence. Cases of Gender-Based Violence still top the list of crimes that were committed in the country, according to the 2020 police crime report and have gone up in recent …

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CSOs call for more funding to curb gender based violence

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Sophie Nampewo, a budget policy specialist at Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group is urging government to invest more resources in interventions geared towards curbing Gender Based Violence. Nampewo was speaking at a strategic meeting with policy makers to influence GBV financing in FY2021/22 budget in …

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