Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET) officially broke ground on the Gender Based Violence (GBV) Shelter in Kamuli District at a ceremony on 13th May 2014.
The ceremony was officiated over by the Kamuli District Local Council V Chairperson – Hon. Salaamu Musumba, Ms Elizabeth Kyasiimire – Commissioner of Gender and Women Affairs at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Carol Kego Laker – Social Development Advisor Irish Aid, Hon. Sheila Kawamara Mishambi – Chairperson of the UWONET Board, Rita Aciro Lakor – Executive Director UWONET, District Enginner, District Community Development Officer, District Police Commander, District Officials and selected community members.
The GBV Shelter facility provide GBV survivors with medical, legal and psychosocial support services including temporary accommodation to reduce stigma, protect survivors from further harm as they access justice, medical treatment and coping with the healing process.
The GBV Shelter component is supported by Irish Aid under the Joint Programme to address Gender Based Violence in Busoga Region. This approach is aimed enhancing GBV service delivery. It has been designed to provide a holistic approach to addressing the prevalence of GBV in the Busoga Region. This component on service delivery will tap into the opportunities of the already on going Joint Programme activities.