Country Uganda
Type of Measure Institutional mechanisms
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

A National Gender Based Violence Database has been established at the National machinery as an online Management Information System for GBV. The database is designed to collect, store and analyze GBV data in humanitarian and development settings. It collects GBV incident data to facilitate evidence based decision making at all levels especially at the point of collection. It enables all actors in Uganda who are responding to GBV to safely collect, store and generate analyzed reports in real time.  The National Gender Based Violence Database is broadcasted globally for access through the country’s information technology infrastructure. The database can be accessed through In addition Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to guide the Database Users have been developed. Since February 2015, over 10660 GBV incidents have been recorded through the NGBVD covering over 52 out of 112 districts. There are increased trends in reporting GBV incidents at Police, Local Councils, Health Centres and NGOs. More than 10 Civil Society Organizations with interventions in GBV prevention and response have already started using the system to collect and analyse GBV data within their districts and regions of operation. The Ministry has maintained its coordination role in this effort. This is an important step towards a multi-sectoral and coordinated effort towards elimination of Gender Based Violence.

Source of Information

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.12