Domestic and gender-based violence (GBV) was a global pandemic long before the COVID-19 outbreak. Uganda government imposed lockdowns to contain the coronavirus, implored residents to stay home to protect themselves and others from coronavirus disease, but this has increased risks associated with domestic and GBV, especially for women and children in homes. In Uganda over 3500 GBV cases were reported in April 2020 alone; the project shall avail awareness, prevention and mitigate tools in Uganda.
During the COVID -19 lockdown in Uganda domestic and gender-based violence has surged in Uganda over 3500 GBV cases reported in April 2020 alone; women, children are most affected. Rising numbers of sick people, growing unemployment, increased anxiety, financial stress, resource scarcity have set the stage for exacerbated domestic violence and GBV crisis. The project will support 50 vulnerable families, 250 people with tools to reduce, avoid stress and conflicts among intimate partners.
The project shall provide domestic and gender-based violence awareness, prevention, support, and referral mechanism text messages, WhatsApp, radio, TV and digital content to parents, intimate partners and children to avail support to the families and stress management strategies.
50 families with 250 members shall directly benefit on prevention, reduction in domestic and gender-based violence in Uganda. Avoid COVID-19 crisis from causing social and family breakdown and overwhelming of psychiatric hospitals in Uganda.