Gender based violence in schools in Uganda has greatly contributed to school drop outs, poor performance and retention in schools, and a general disconnect to access to education. In this regard, the Uganda government has sent a strong message to schools, colleges and institutions to put to an end all acts of violence.
In a circular dated 11th of August 2015, the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Sports (MoESTS) banned violent acts such as bullying; administration of corporal punishment (caning); all forms of sexual abuse not limiting to defilement, rape, sexual touch and relations with learners; use of and distribution of pornographic materials; sexual harassment; emotional violence; neglect.....Read More
At least nine FAWE employees are taking part in a one-year exchange program across five FAWE National Chapters in a move aimed at building capacity at both organizational and personal level.
The exchange program began on 16th August 2015 and runs till the 16th of September 2015. Four FAWE National Chapters including Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and the Regional Secretariat are the key beneficiaries of the program. Read More