Uganda: GBV Prevention Network member, Centre for Domestic Violence Prevention in Uganda launches their 16 Days of Activism campaign under the regional theme VOICE, ACTION – NOW! Leading the way to end violence against women/girls.
The 16 days of activism campaign against VAWG is an annual global event that calls for collective action worldwide to prevent VAWG. The campaign spans significant dates including the international Day for the Elimination of VAW (25th Nov), World AIDS Day (Dec 1st), and Human Rights day (10th Dec). These dates were selected to symbolically link violence against women to escalating HIV infection rates and human rights abuses.
During the press conference, CEDOVIP stated that violence against women and girls (VAWG) remains epidemically high in Uganda and hinders social and economic development, it prevents girls and women’s equal participation at social and political level, it is extremely costly to families, communities and nations, and it is a profound symbol of gender inequality and social injustice. Additionally, it is a public health concern; increases their risk of poor health and a driver for HIV/AIDS infection.
Over the 16 days period CEDOVIP, will engage communities to take action every day, every way to prevent violence against women.
Read more on the 16 Days campaign here