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 (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)
We observe that the use of ICTs and citizenry engagement has molded both positive and vigilant communities, and leaders to promote good governance. A point to note is the work with local radio stations that has increased awareness of the project concept on accountability and transparency in service delivery. Media involvement is one of the key success factors in improving honesty and therefore accountability. The whole WOUGNET Project Team is hereby treasured for the job well done to enable successes of the intervention to promote citizenry participation for improved leaders’ responsiveness to community concerns over poor service delivery. This hand book is aimed at enhancing knowledge of laws on human rights, democracy, public service
delivery in relation to accountability and transparency.
This brief was developed by Sandra Aceng (Women of Uganda Network - WOUGNET), Joan Katambi (Digital Literacy Initiative), Francesca Grandolfo (DefendDefenders), and Gole Andrew (Encrypt Uganda) as part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign in 2020 on what online gender-based violence is, the legal frameworks, and possible measures to tackle it.
Do you know about online GBV? What are the forms of online GBV? What can anyone do incase they are faced with online violence? How do you avoid Online GBV from happening again? Do young girls face online GBV? What are some of the laws that you can refer to while reporting Online GBV?