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Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) Submission on domestic violence in the context of COVID-19 to UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women (VAW)
The Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women...
The Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women (DEVAW) defines Violence Against Women as (VAW) as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.”? (DEVAW 1993)