Wipe Uganda to release a legal framework manual on GBV
Jinja Deputy Resident District Commissioner lauded Civil Society Organizations &NGOs for the tremendous job of advocating, educating the masses about their Constitutional and Human Rights.
The DRDC Juma Kigongo made the remarks on Thursday 22nd September during a stakeholders’ meeting organized by the Women Initiative on Poverty Eradication (WIPE-Ug) an NGO on Women’s Rights, at their head offices in Jinja City.
The RDC reiterates that Gender Based Violence and human discrimination due to ignorance of the laws has been on the raise. He cited with concern a situation where the special interest groups of people are being denied their rights.
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Wipe Uganda is drafting a legal framework manual to be launched in November, 2022 that will provide clear guidance to the Gender Based Violence (GBV) victims, in order to seek justice. This will the first of its kind, according to Mrs Christine Magezi, the Organization’s boss.
“the manual will encompass among others, the marriage and divorce laws, how to write a will and the rules to follow, the best remedies for domestic violence”. Therefore, we have engaged stakeholders on their inputs about the plan, She added.
Meanwhile, the Executive Director WIPE-Ug, Owek. Mutesi Deborah Christine Magezi highlighted the main objectives of today’s convention.
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The stakeholders’ involvement was attended by cultural leaders, religious leaders, political leaders, opinion leaders, security officers and the local communities at large.
Among the participants included Ms Namusobya Sarah – A representative from Women Rights Initiative (WORI), Rev. David Munobwa from Christ’s Cathedral Church Bugembe, Owek. George Mutyabule (Lawyer & cultural leader), Namusobya Irene (Police Officer) –Family and Children protection officer, Budondo Sub County, Nawangoma Deborah –Community Development Officer, Budondo (CDO), and among other.