The U.S. Embassy in Uganda has released a “Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Resource Toolkit” to help address one of the unfortunate byproducts of the COVID-19 pandemic: the global increase in Gender-Based Violence that falls disproportionately on women and children. The toolkit is designed to expand access to crucial GBV information, legal resources, and prevention and social behavior change tools across Ugandan society. The toolkit includes links to emergency services, violence reporting and legal service mobile applications, printable curriculums, videos, discussions, and other resources from a variety of partners and sources.
“The isolation of and stigma for victims of violence remain strong, and we can work together to ensure that individuals receive the support they need from those around them. Unfortunately, each of us likely knows at least one person who has been a victim of GBV and if you do, offer them your assistance. If people around you think violence is normal and acceptable in any of its many forms, then create awareness, educate them, and encourage them to open and change their minds.” – U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown
Please share this Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Resource Toolkit widely via social media, WhatsApp, and email with the people you know. Together we can facilitate difficult conversations, help those in need to seek services, and advocate for behavioral change!