Covid -19 And Sexual And Gender Based Violence In Uganda; An Assessment Of Cases Reported During The Pandemic In Various Districts
|Date added||August 3, 2021|
This study report is one of many approaches Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) is taking to see that it’s commitment during the the Generation Equality Forum, which was, to “Strengthen partnerships with government and work with Development Partners, like minded Civil Society Organisations, Religious and Traditional/Cultural Institutions and the Private Sector on prevention and response to end Sexual and Gender Based Violence” comes to fruition. The findings should inform interventions in ending gender-based violence and upholding the rights of those who have been most affected by it, that is women and girls.
Leaders and commitment makers met for the Generation Equality Forum (GEF) in Paris, which was largely virtual due to the ongoing novel Coronavirus global pandemic. The pandemic which is now in its second year, has affected not just how we live but also compounded problems in our societies. One of these problems is sexual and gender-based violence, which widely affects mostly girls and women. Before the pandemic, UN Women reported that 1 in 3 women had experienced physical and sexual violence. This number is expected to be higher now, and the research will show the extent. It is therefore not surprising that one of the key commitments from the GEF is bringing an end to gender-based violence.
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