Country Uganda
Year 2007
Type of Measure Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Trafficking

Brief Description

The National Gender Policy (2007) includes provisions on gender-based violence, suh as domestic violence, sexual harassment, trafficking in human beings, and sexual violence. 

The objectives of the Policy are as follows:

1) To reduce gender inequalities so that all women and men, girls and boys, are able to move out of poverty and to achieve improved and sustainable livelihoods;

2) To increase knowledge and understanding of human rights among women and men so that they can identify violations, demand, access, seek redress and enjoy their rights;

3) To strengthen women's presence and capacities in decision making for their meaningful participation in administrative and political processes;

4) To address gender inequalities and ensure inclusion of gender analysis in macro-economic policy formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

Source of Information

Government of Uganda