Justice For Women In Uganda
We are proud to work in partnership with Women in Leadership, a grassroots, female led, charity that supports women and girls living in poverty and who are experiencing the horror of gender-based violence and abuse.
Advocate & Support
The team at Women In Leadership Uganda have been supporting women and girls who have been victims of violence since 2014, advocating for them and giving them to access vital health services.
They seek to break the silence around domestic violence, amplify the voices of women who have experienced violence and train village health workers in an effective response to domestic violence by providing advocacy for survivors at health centres and when reporting to the police. In partnership, this vital project will support women and girls who are survivors of violence and raise awareness of the consequences of violence against women and girls.
22% of women and 35% of girls in Uganda experience sexual violence.
My husband used to beat me every time he came back home
A friend of mine told me to go and report the issue to Women In Leadership Uganda. They helped me go to Busembatia police station and they reported the issue with me. I had wounds on my body. The officer in charge ordered for his immediate arrest. He was detained for one day and requested me to forgive him, we made an agreement that he would never beat me again. The police officer told him that he would be arrested if he beats me again. Since then, he has never beaten me and I have peace at home.
Your Donation Could
DONATIONS WILL HELP TRAIN A TEAM OF LOCAL CHANGE MAKERS WHO CAN BUILD ON THEIR WORK AND ADVOCACY AND FORM A SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS.
Train support workers in violence against women and girls, and develop effective responses
Support engagement with the police to overcome the many challenges women face when reporting violence
Run “break the silence” radios shows airing live on Busoga FM radio, to raise awareness of the horror of violence against women and girls
Ensure we have a helpline for survivors to call
Support sharing and learning meetings with Bugweri District Health Officer to raise awareness with local government
56% of women in Uganda experience spousal violence.