Gender Based Violence in Uganda
A number of people in Uganda have adopted a behavior change involving physical force intended to hurt, damage or kill and also a strong motion of a destructive natural force. It's important to address the recent survey commissioned by the Ministry of Gender, labour and social developments which ranked regions and communities where violence is committed most. It indicates that physical violence at childhood is the most type of violence reported and 70% are cases on female violence. There is rampant sexual, physical and emotional violence against children in Uganda. Research shows that in the four regions in Uganda, 35% of females and 17% of males experience sexual violence, 68% of males and 59% of females experience physical violence, 36% of males and 34% of females experience emotional violence in their childhood. Relatives, intimate partners, care takers, teachers, friends, classmates, neighbors, strangers and law keeping authorities are the most perpetrators of violence. The table bellow indicates violence cases as par region in Uganda..
|Sexual Violence||Physical violence||Emotional Violence|
The above findings are alarming and something has to be done because the children are the future of this country and there will be no bright future when the children are under violence hence a need to end violence now. The government has laws against violence but their implementation is still a challenge, the society looks at it but issues on violence need all stakeholders, you and us (GRONET).
GRONET invests in children because we realized that our country shall go nowhere if we don't prioritize early childhood developments and foundations. We have seven strategies to end and fight violence in the country:
- Implementation and enforcement of laws.
- Norms and Value change.
- Safe Environments.
- Parental and Care giver support.
- Income and Economic strengthening.
- Response and Support services.
- Education and life skills.
Despite the above mentioned strategies, we help authorities to follow-up cases on child abuse and domestic violence on youths, women, the elderly and we make sure that justice is served. We focus on deva sting situations by involving all stakeholders in addressing unfavorable situations that confront the majority of the marginalized people in Uganda.