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MIFUMI – VAWG support services, advocacy and women’s safety shelters


Domestic violence services

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Women Rights Initiative (WORI) Uganda

WORI is an action oriented organization that works with women and youth in areas of human and women’s rights awareness, advocacy, and education in leadership development, sexual and reproductive rights, and economic empowerment in the of eastern region of Uganda.

Plot No. 2 Bell Avenue P.O. Box 1192, Jinja, Uganda

Ph: +256 043 412 1856



UWONET – Uganda Women’s Network


(+256) 414 286539

(+256) 759 330000


Mon pi Mon – Women for Women Uganda 


UWEP – Uganda Women’s Empowerment Program https://www.masindi.go.ug/project/uwepuganda-women-empowerment-program

Masindi District LG P.O Box 67 Masindi 

Tel: 0465-423231


The Vine Uganda – Women’s Projects 


IWF International Reporting Portals – We help countries without anywhere to report images and videos of child sexual abuse. We provide a reporting button which feeds directly to our expert analysts in the UK, who assess the reports and remove the content. They are known as our International Reporting Portals.

The IWF Portal enables you to report images and videos of child sexual abuse when spotted on the internet.

You can anonymously and confidentially report:

  • Child sexual abuse content
  • Non-photographic child sexual abuse images

Report herehttps://report.iwf.org

As in most countries, awareness of emergency contraception (EC) as a pregnancy prevention method is low in comparison to other contraceptive methods. While existing sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) programs in the assessed sites offer EC to survivors of sexual assault, family planning providers, especially in Uganda, reportedly disapprove of making EC available for non-sexual assault cases, citing that it could promote promiscuity, particularly among adolescents. EC is not available in the assessed health facilities providing family planning services in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia although they are available through prescription at pharmacies, nor in UNHCR’s implementing partner health facilities in Amman, Jordan.

Source: Refocusing Family Planning in Refugee Settings: Findings and Recommendations from a Multi-Country Baseline Study, UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency), Women’s refugee commission. 2011.

The experience of physical violence varies by background characteristics in Uganda. The percentage of women who have experienced physical violence since age 15 does not vary much by age, employment status, or education. This percentage is highest among women who belong to the Pentecostal religion (61%), among the Itesa ethnic group (70%), among rural women (58 percent), women in the Eastern region (66%), and women with five or more children (60%). Source: Demographic and Health Survey, Uganda, 2011.

Close to six in ten women (58%) believe that wife beating is justified for at least one of the specified reasons and 44% of men believe that beating a female partner is justified in specific circumstances. Source: Demographic and Health Survey, Uganda, 2011.

Reproductive health assessments in northern Uganda and Jordan revealed that emergency contraception is not provided in a consistent manner for unwanted pregnancies, including victims of sexual violence. Source: 27 M.A. Koenig, et al., Domestic violence in rural Uganda: Evidence from a community based study, WHO Bulletin, Geneva, 2003. Vol. 81, p. 53-60.

According to the International Consortium for Emergency contraception, in Uganda 30.7% of women are aware of Emergency Contraception is 30.7% and 0.3% have ever used EC. Source: International Consortium for Emergency Contraception, Counting what counts : Tracking Access to Emergency Contraception, 2014

Ever-married women are more likely than those who never married to have experienced physical violence, implying that in Uganda violence perpetrated by spouses is more prevalent than violence perpetrated by other individuals. Sixty-five percent of women who are divorced, separated, or widowed and 56% of currently married women have experienced physical violence since age 15, as compared with 51% of never-married women. The percentage of women who have experienced physical violence since age 15 ranges from 47% of women in the highest wealth quintile to 63% of those in the lowest quintile. Source: Demographic and Health Survey, Uganda, 2011.

In Uganda, 28% of women age 15-49 have experienced sexual violence and 16% have experienced sexual violence in the past 12 months (as of 2011). There are notable variations in the experience of sexual violence by age. Younger women (age 15-19) are less likely to report sexual violence ever and in the past 12 months than older women (19% and 9%, respectively). Muslim women, those of Basoga and Itesa ethnicity, and rural women are more likely than other women to have experienced sexual violence ever and in the past year. The percentage of women who have ever experienced sexual violence ranges from 17% of women in Karamoja to 35% of women in Central 2 region. Recent sexual violence among women ranges from 7% of women in Kampala to 22% of those in East Central region. Source: Demographic and Health Survey, Uganda, 2011.

In Uganda, 16% of women experienced physical violence during pregnancy. This percentage increases with age from 9% among women age 15-19 to 24% among those age 40-49. Physical violence during pregnancy is higher among Pentecostal women (24%) those of Itesa ethnic background (27%) women in rural areas (17%), and those residing in Eastern region (25%). Women who are divorced, separated, or widowed are more likely to report experiencing violence during pregnancy (25%) than women who are currently married (15%) or never married (3%). Source: Demographic and Health Survey, Uganda, 2011.