The demographic and health survey conducted in 2012, indicated that Eastern Uganda has the highest number of cases of Gender Based Violence with an average of 74% cases. Women and Girls with Disabilities -WGDs experience physical and psychological abuse, sexual violence and abuse, abusive traditional practices, marital rape, dowry related violence and incest; this exposes them to many social calamities such as unwanted pregnancies and Sexually Transmitted Infections including HIV/AIDS.
1.Empowering WGDs with Human Rights will increase demand and access to essential, safe and adequate multi-sectoral services across the social and criminal justice systems. 2. Advocacy Engagements with duty bearers on ending SGBV will improve local government policy, planning and action, and accountability to address and prevent SGBV against WGDs. 3. Community awareness on signs, risks and effects of SGBV will promote positive attitudes, behavior, practices to prevent SGBV against WGDs.
1. Duty bearers, and families put in place and implement policies that protect WGDs from Violence 2. Communities and families will create safe environments that are free of violence against WGDs 3. More WGDs protect themselves from SGBV, and demand and have access to supportive essential SGBV services and justice 4. Communities will freely speak out against SGBV and put measures to Prevent and Eliminate Violence, and its causes and effects/consequences in community.
This project has provided additional documentation in a XLSX file (projdoc.xlsx).
IDIWA at the launch of the SRH Strategy in 2015
IDIWA influenced the Iganga PWDs Ordinance, 2013