Gender Based Violence

Gender Based Violence and Development programming

Violence against women and girls is one of the prevalent human rights violations in the world and knows no social, economic or national boundaries. Worldwide, an estimated one in three women will experience physical or sexual abuse in her lifetime.

Gender-based violence undermines the health, security, dignity and autonomy of its victims, yet it remains shrouded in a culture of silence. As a community Based Organization FIRD works to further gender equality and women’s Empowerment to address the consequences of all forms of Gender based Violence in Northern Uganda.

Projects Implemented

  • NI-YETU GBV awareness creation, campaign and Advocacy to empower youth to become effective advocates in GBV Protection. This Project enhances the knowledge and skills of Youth to prevent GVB among youths between the ages of 13-24 in Lira District ( 2015-2018)

  • Livelihood support Project to Sexual Gender Based Violence Survivors of the LRA war in Lira district in survivors in the sub-counties of Ageng and Aromo with support from MacArthur Foundation through Uganda Funds (2014-2015, Closed )

  • Elimination of all forms of discrimination against women project in Lira district with Funding from African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) 2005 ( Closed )

  • human rights and peace building Project in Bata sub-county with support from European Union (EU) and Northern Uganda Rehabilitation Project (NUREP) ( 2009 – 2010, closed)

  • Gender Based Violence (GBV) awareness campaign project in Lira ( 2010,2011, Closed )