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Translating Gender-Based Violence Policies Into Practice: Lessons Learned From Uganda

May 15, 2019 @ 12:00 am


May 15, 2019
12:00 am
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1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 520
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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GBV Task Force

Translating Gender-Based Violence Policies Into Practice: Lessons Learned From Uganda

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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?

Join the IGWG’s 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 for presentations and a discussion of Uganda’s successful experience.

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 panelists:

  • Maggie Kyomukama, Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Republic of Uganda
  • Miriam Namugeere, Ministry of Health, Republic of Uganda
  • Olive Sentumbwe, World Health Organization/Uganda
  • Avni Amin, Technical Officer, Violence Against Women, World Health Organization
  • Elisabeth Rottach, Senior Technical Advisor, HP+, Palladium