Gov’t Urged to Empower both Genders to Combat Domestic Violence Ahead of International Women’s Day

Ahead of the International Women’s Day on March 8, 2024, Letecia Nsungwa, the district councilor for Kiryanga sub-county in Kagadi district, has called upon the government to prioritize empowering men economically as a crucial step in curbing domestic violence.

Nsungwa emphasized that the prevalent poverty and high unemployment rates in Uganda contribute significantly to the incidence of domestic violence, with men often resorting to such acts due to financial strain.

She argued that by empowering men economically, they would be less likely to engage in conflicts with their partners, thereby fostering peace within households.

Furthermore, she highlighted the importance of enabling women to focus on enhancing the social welfare of their families when domestic violence is reduced.

Nsungwa urged both men and women to embrace government initiatives aimed at improving household incomes as a proactive measure against domestic violence.

In a related statement, Nsungwa emphasized the importance of empowering men alongside women to address the root causes of domestic violence effectively.

She stressed that empowering men should not be viewed in isolation but as a complementary strategy to empower women and create a more equitable and violence-free society.

Through this approach, Nsungwa believes that communities can work towards sustainable solutions to eliminate domestic violence and promote gender equality

This year’s international Women’s day in Uganda will be celebrated in Katakwi district Under theme:Invest in Women, Accelerate Progress.

The guest of Honor is expected to be the President of Uganda HE.Yoweri Kaguta Museven

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