Prevention and Response to violence against children

An inception meeting on strengthening the health sector systems and workforce in the prevention and Response to violence against children by the ministry of health in collaboration with Makerere university child health development center took place today in the district board room. This pilot project will be implemented in the districts of Mayuge and Amuru for a period of 8months in the health sub district of bunya west with hope of being rolled out.

According to research 1in 5 girls and women aged 15-49 experience sexual violence and the perpetrators are usually the parents,friends and neighbors, a serious problem that needs to be addressed.