Country Uganda
Year 2009
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Trafficking

Brief Description

The Uganda Government acknowledges the existence of the crime of Trafficking in Persons (TiP) through enactment of the domestic law called the Prevention of Trafficking in Persons (PTIP) Act 2009. Section 21 of the PTIP Act 2009, provides for designation of an office to monitor, coordinate and oversee the implementation of counter human trafficking activities. This Office was set up at the Ministry of Internal Affairs Headquarters, under my direct supervision as Chairperson of the Inter-Ministerial/ Agency Task Force that was set up as a way of operationalizing the Office. The Government has identified four priority areas of management of the crime of Trafficking in Persons. These are: maintenance of an effective operational coordination system; Detection, investigation and prosecution of offenders; Protection and support of victims and; Prevention of further escalation of the crime. The partnership involves Government Agencies, International Agencies, Foreign Embassies and some local Civil Society Organizations. These partnerships have resulted into several milestones such as drafting a National Action Plan to combat TiP; development of the National Awareness Strategy on TiP prevention and Capacity building trainings of 350 stakeholder members in Investigation techniques; identification & management of TiP victims and skills to develop counter human trafficking strategies. 

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Uganda to the Questionnaire on Violence against Women 2012, pg 7

The Republic of Uganda's submission for the 2016 Secretary General’s Report on the implementation of the General Assembly Resolutions on Intensification of efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, on Trafficking in women and girls, and on Intensifying global efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilations. P.5

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