How can governments, international nongovernmental organizations, and multilateral organizations effectively collaborate to strengthen a country’s response to gender-based violence in policy and practice?
The Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Task Force and representatives from the Uganda Ministry of Health, the Uganda Ministry of Gender, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Health Policy Plus (HP+) project offered presentations and a discussion of Uganda’s successful experience May 15, 2019 at PRB.
The Government of Uganda developed stronger policy frameworks for addressing GBV, rolled out those frameworks within the health sector, and monitored their implementation with technical assistance from WHO. HP+, funded by the United States Agency for International Development, then assessed the extent to which Uganda’s health system implements GBV policies and operational guidelines, and whether those policies are implemented to the scope and depth needed to generate positive GBV and family planning outcomes.
Uganda’s case study provides the foundation from which presenters from the Ugandan government, WHO, and HP+ will discuss the process of integrating international guidelines into national and subnational policies, drivers and barriers to policy implementation, and lessons learned for other countries working to combat GBV.
Featured Presentations in PDF:
- The Role of the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development in Strengthening GBV Policy and Practice
Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development
Republic of Uganda
- Strengthening the Health System Response to Violence Against Women in Uganda
Ministry of Health
Republic of Uganda
World Health Organization/Uganda
- Implementing a Health Systems Response to Violence Against Women and Girls: WHO’s Approach
Violence Against Women
World Health Organization
- Gender-Based Violence and Family Planning: A Policy Implementation Assessment in Uganda
Senior Technical Advisor