GMU conducted an assessment in 3 districts in South Western Uganda with particular focus on Kisoro, Kabale and Rukiga Districts in the Kigezi sub-region to engage Cultural leaders as key stakeholders championing the fight against SGBV in the identified high-risk communities and also orient key cultural leaders on the harms of SGBV to Women and Girls living in high-risk communities.
Title of the action/intervention: Rooting Culture to stop Sexual Gender Based Violence; An African Young Feminists approach to integrate culture in advocating against SGBV in Kigezi Sub-Region in Uganda.
This combined report is a documentation of the assessment conducted in all mentioned districts with unique findings from all districts. A total of Thirty (30) cultural leaders participated in the assessment in the sub- region; Three (3) people were facilitated from GMU to conduct the assessment in all the three districts including among others and one (1) consultant. The CDOs from the Districts assessed helped in the mobilization. During the assessment, cultural leaders committed to being the champions of advocating against SGBV in their Regions and also committed to building the capacity of other local leaders to fight against SGBV. The assessment was generally successful in all the three districts visited across all the regions as the GMU team was able to pick the beneficiaries’ views on the existing cultural interventions to stop sexual gender-based violence (SGBV)
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