The Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) fighting against Gender based Violence and child protection in Katakwi District have said that the district is still grappling to fight gender based violence and domestic violence.
According to the 2022 report released by CSOs through the Katakwi Development Acts network (KADAN), different CSOs in the district have noted that GBV is still a biggest threat and call adequate attention by all stakeholders
Foundation for Development of Children at Risk (FODCAR) registered 106 cases in 2022 compared to 100 cases in 2021 while in Action Aid Katakwi branch said they had registered the unprecedented numbers of GBV totaling to 500 which were attributed to poverty and alcoholism and resulting from the impact of COVID-19 pandemic.
Fredrick Adulai, the Executive Director FODCAR also said that so far his office has registered over 10 cases in 2023.
He reveals that families living below the poverty line and early marriages have aided the vice to escalate.
Charles Olinga the Coordinator KADAN says that GBV is now a very serious social problem which must be fought through concerted efforts by all stakeholders.