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Protecting Women and Children from Violence

A poor woman in Uganda not only has to contend against the challenge of eking out a living in harsh conditions, but also with the threat of violence to her and her family if she attempts to stand up for her rights throughout her lifetime.

In Uganda, when a man dies, it is common for neighbors, relatives and other community members to steal the home and property from his widow and children. When a man beats his wife, it is often seen as a personal matter. Police and courts are not always equipped and can be slow to respond when children suffer from sexual violence.

We are standing with women and children affected by violence across the country.

Through IJM’s support, Uganda's police force has deployed a specialized team of investigators with the resources, training and mandate to respond to land theft crimes, for the first time in its history.

In October 2017, IJM and the Chief Justice of Uganda signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding, outlining a commitment to work together to end violence against women and children in Uganda.

We have restored more than 1700 widows, orphans and their families to their homes since 2008. Meet one of them »

We have secured convictions of more than 60 perpetrators of land theft—a powerful sign when previously perpetrators of this crime were virtually never brought to justice.

Help victims of violence against women and children today

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