Violence against women and girls is one of the most ancient, widespread and devastating human rights violations in the world. Despite efforts to address it, in Uganda, the vice persists with 56% of women experiencing spousal violence and 22% sexual violence according to the 2016 Uganda Demographic Household Survey.
The initiative will empower vulnerable groups and those hardest hit in the informal trade sector such as women, youth and persons with disabilities by connecting them with potential buyers, provide employment and mitigate effects of COVID-19 on the economy.
To stem the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Uganda has imposed restrictive measures in the last couple of days including a mandatory work from home policy and 14-day lockdown as mechanisms to halt the pandemic’s growth and suppress transmission.
WhatsApp announced the launch of two initiatives in support of the global fight against the Coronavirus pandemic: the global launch of the WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, the World Health Organization and UNICEF
UNDP enables government, development partners, civil society and citizens attend event remotely via Zoom
Stakeholders from government, legal service providers, the United Nations Development system, information and communications technology experts, development partners, academia, private sector and civil society from Uganda and beyond have called for expanded use of e-justice as a means to deepen access to justice.

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