Uganda Police, IJM, UN Women Partner to Combat Violence Against Women & Children shield arrow-simple-alt-top arrow-simple-alt-left arrow-simple-alt-right arrow-simple-alt-bottom facebook instagram linkedin medium pinterest rss search-alt twitter video-play arrow-long-right arrow-long-left arrow-long-top arrow-long-bottom arrow-simple-right arrow-simple-left arrow-simple-bottom readio arrow-simple-top speaker-down plus minus cloud hb pin camera globe cart rotate star edit arrow-top arrow-right arrow-left arrow-bottom check search close square speaker-up speaker-mute return play pause love

Uganda Police Force Collaborates with IJM and UN Women to Improve Response to Violence Against Women and Children

As part of a grant from UN Women, International Justice Mission (IJM) gathered Uganda Police Force (UPF) Officers to review IJM’s recommendations for a new module covering violence against women and children (VAWC) case management and response to be added to the police training curricula.

Simon Manning, Director of Programs for IJM Uganda, observed that, “perpetrators of violence rarely are brought to justice. That…is what we seek to change.”

While IJM will support the development of the new training materials, it will be ultimately owned by UPF, and this proposed module will serve as an accompaniment to existing police training curricula as part of their training school. Once finalized, it will be institutionalization across all police practices.

Ed Womanya, Senior Chief Police Commissioner for UPF, noted, “This [VAWC] program is our greatest focus. We thank IJM for this support in the area of capacity-building as we move in the same direction. It is critical that the perpetrators are penalized.”

Participants agreed that the new module adds key components currently absent from the curricula: victim-centric and trauma-informed care; coordination and multi-disciplinary response in VAWC cases; the necessity of forensic evidence; and attitudes and perceptions of survivors of VAWC.

Newsletter Sign Up

Stay connected to the work! Sign up to get updates straight to your inbox.

Media Contact

We're here to answer your questions. Please fill out the form below and someone from our team will follow up with you soon.

More Information

Petra Kooman

Director of Marketing and Public Relations
pkooman@ijm.ca
519.679.5030 x.229

Make an Impact

Your skills, talents, and ideas are a force for change. From birthday parties to polar dips, your fundraising campaign can stop the violence.

Learn More

Thank you for signing up to learn more about starting a fundraiser. We will be in touch soon!

In the meantime, please take a look at our free guide: 25 Tips for the Novice Fundraiser.

Need Help?

Need more information?
We're here to help.
Contact us at events@ijm.ca