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KIU Western Campus Marking 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence


KIU, Western Campus – The O3 PLUS Club at KIU Western Campus is marking the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, which is meant to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls around the country.

The campaign, which is being held under the theme, “Invest in education to prevent violence against women and girls,” is being funded by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and it is implemented by the Ministry of Health.

“We have been training peer educators, carrying out HIV testing, giving out condoms and holding campaigns about unintended pregnancies. We are also going to have a run plus a debate on gendes-based violence and social reproductive health services among other activities,” said Isima Bagaga, a Technical Working Group (TWG) member of O3 PLUS at KIU Western Campus.

KIU Western Campus is representing all privately owned Institutions of Learning in Uganda in this pilot O3 PLUS project and all the advocacy is aimed at reducing incidences of gender-based violence and creating a safe campus environment in the institution.

According to UN Women, One in three women have been subjected to violence at least once in their lifetime and more than 5 women or girls are killed every hour by someone in their family.

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. 

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