of Gender Labor and Social Development is seeking additional 16 Billion Shillings
to support the victims of Gender-Based Violence (GBV).
According to the State Minister for Gender and Culture Peace Mutuuzo, the
country is registering a high prevalence of GBV but the budget to support the
victims is inadequate. She explains that they annually spend over 77 Billion Shillings
to treat, shelter, provide economic empowerment, and also offer psychosocial
support to the GBV victims.
Mutuuzo says that they are now looking for an additional 16 billion Uganda
Shillings from the government to support the GBV victims.
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prepares to join the rest of the world to launch the beginning of the 16 days
of Activism campaign against Gender-Based Violence, Mutuuzo indicates that they
want to ensure that they reduce the escalating cases of GBV across the country
through joining efforts with other partners including Civil society, religious
entities, developments partners among others.
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Mutuuzo, the government is also considering the strengthening of some laws and
policies to curb the high cases of GBV.
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According to the police crime report 2020, Gender-Based Violence topped the
list of crimes committed in the country which is attributed to the covid- 19
increasing female Genital Mutilation (FMG), Mutuuzo says the lockdown has
fueled the practice in the regions of Sebei and Karamoja.
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be joining the rest of the world to launch the beginning of the 16 days of
activism campaign against gender-based violence that will start on November 26 to
December 10 every year.
The State Minister for Youth and Children affairs Sarah Mateke says beginning
this year the Sauti toll-free line which reports cases of child abuse will
start offering support to the gender-based violence victims to have their voice
Mateke explains that with the significance of the helpline, it was deemed
important to also include the GBV victims to benefit from the toll-free line.
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Strinic Dragana, the Country Director of Save the Children says with support
from the European Union they plan a one-month promotion of the Sauti 116 toll-free
helpline in the districts of Kampala, Wakiso, Busia, Bugiri, Gulu, and Obongi.
Dragana says that the one-month campaign will help to create awareness among
the public on the benefits of the helpline.