UWONET calls upon parliament to fast-track bills in the fight against GBV
By: AFAYO SHADRACH BETHEL
The Uganda Women’s Network has urged parliament to fast- track gender bills that were recently returned to the 11th Parliament to help tackle the issue of violence against women and girls.
UWONET executive director Ms Rita Aciro noted that violence against women and girls takes various forms including sexual, economic, physical and emotional violence, noting that this presents a major barrier to the realization of full and equal rights and has severe consequences.
The activists said the recently concluded 16 days campaign under the theme “UNiTE! Activism to End Violence against Women and Girls” should be used to further front the fight for rights of women and girls.