AWDF Visits Better HAG Uganda

The “Leveraging Strategies of Positive Action towards reducing Violence against women and girls” project implemented in partnership with the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) aims not only at increasing awareness and education on gender based violence with specific regard to women and girls’ rights but also strengthening capacity for Violence against Women and girls (VAWG) prevention, response and advocacy.

Implemented in Manafwa district of Eastern Uganda, the project is reaching out to women and girls with confidential legal advice and assistance; awareness and education on women and girls’ rights as well as instituting community referral and protection (COREP) centers for victims and survivors of VAW/G. Other contributory interventions to the project’s goals include working with the traditional and clan leaders, religious leaders, men as well as young people in and out of school in a bid to ensure zero tolerance to this public health evil in the future generation.

We received the AWDF team comprising of Beatrice Boakye-Yiadom and Gifty Anim; the Grants Manager and Grants Administrator respectively at our Manafwa Branch Office (Project Location). Beyond the cordial discussions in office, the visiting team was led to Bubutu play ground where we had organized a multi-faceted awareness raising and education campaign on the need for zero tolerance towards VAWG. Here, Beatrice delivered outstanding remarks consistent with fighting the twin pandemics of HIV/AIDS and gender based violence.

We are very proud and pleased to have hosted our principle donors to the project location; for they made significant recommendations for improving the project to foster lasting impact. We also appreciate the materials (books) we received. Thank you AWDF, thanks Beatrice and Gifty for enduring the tiresome long journey to meet us, the bad roads notwithstanding.