Crime & Investigation

Police Step Up fight Against Domestic Violence

recipe geneva; font-size: small;”>The official launch is at Imperial Royale Hotel and the Guest speaker will be Minister of Gender, pills Labour and Youth Affairs, Hon. Eng. John Nasasira.

Several activities about the issue are already taking place all around Uganda. There are road side activities where Police officers and other activists are lining up holding placards denouncing domestic violence in the roundabout of Mulago, Clock tower, Jinja road and other places.

The 16 days are marked worldwide from November 25 to 10 December every year. This year’s theme is “Gender and Conflict: confronting the reality to violence against women”.

The objectives of these 16 days of activism are basically to raise awareness in the community about domestic violence, to influence behavioral change in the community, to secure high level of political commitment and to mobilize resources.

Activities this year will involve visiting schools, markets, institutions of high learning, and other places of gathering to sensitize the community.

The Deputy Child and Family Protection Officer at Police Headquarters, SP Maureen Atuhaire said that the campaign although focused more on women and children it does not mean that men don’t suffer from domestic violence.

“Men also are affected by domestic violence but the biggest percentage is on women and children that is why we are focusing more on them,” said Atuhaire.

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