A world free of Gender-Based Violence
According to the UN Women database, approximately half the women in Uganda have experienced Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence.
The 2016 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey revealed that up to 22% of women aged 15 to 49 in the country had experienced some form of sexual violence; and that annually, 13% of women aged 15 to 49 report experiencing sexual violence.
This translates to more than 1 million women being exposed to sexual violence every year in Uganda.
Violence against women has recently taken new, more sophisticated forms. An increasing number of women are, for instance, reporting cyberbullying and abuse through social media and smartphones.
Child marriage is also still largely prevalent, with an estimated 13% of Ugandan females being married off while still underage.
Uganda’s police crime reports indicate that defilement cases alone rose by 34 percent, from 13,118 in 2015 to 17,567 in 2016.
Rape cases reported, also increased, from 1,419 to 1,572.
This is why Sisters Keeper was created.
Sisters Keeper Ug
To advocate for females subjected to physical and sexual assault, creating a pronounced understanding and respect for their human rights.
A world free of Gender-Based Violence in which females are entitled to protection, equal rights, and opportunities.
What we do
In a bid to help end Gender-based Violence in all its forms, Sisters Keeper Ug offers the following services:
We introduced the ‘KIGWALEERO CAMPAIGN’ (It Ends Today) – through which we have been able to reach out to numerous universities and communities in various places, carrying out sensitization.
Sisters Keeper App
We are developing a mobile application that enables someone faced with Imminent danger to be able to call out for emergency help with just the tap of a button, instantly alerting any 5 people – including the Uganda Police Force.
We provide free Legal Aid for victims of Gender-Based Violence.
This is done through our legal arm, Rwakafuuzi & Co. Advocates.
We have a team of trained counselors, highly ready and able to provide counseling to victims of Gender-based Violence.
“Violence against women isn’t cultural, its criminal.”