Country Uganda
Year
Type of Measure Health > Protocols and guidelines, Police > Protocols and guidelines, Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


The Police Form 3 has been revised to cater for improved access to justice through collection of medical-legal evidence from victims and survivors of GBV. Originally the form was to be filled by the Police Surgeon only who was over whelmed to handle all GBV cases and in the process the evidence could be distorted.  The review of the form led to its amendment and now it allows other Health officers to fill the form and also testify in courts of Law. Advocacy is on-going for increased awareness, accessibility and availability of the revised form in all Police Posts.

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

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