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Community Development Officers reach out to communities to prevent VAW

June 23, 2015 1:12 pm | Published by Cedovip

Community Development officers in Busoga under the Government of Uganda Irish aid joint program to address GBV continue to play a very important role of mobilizing communities to prevent violence against women and girls in their communities through conducting activities that inspire women and men to take individual and collective actions to prevent violence against women and girls with in their neighborhoods and communities.

Some of the collective actions that are breaking the tolerance to VAW include: both men and women speaking out against VAW/G, supporting women/girls experiencing violence by referring them to the local councils, police, elders and the shelters, talking to men who use violence that their actions are unacceptable and then need to change. Often women and men act as watch dogs against VAW/G with in their neighborhoods.