Judicial and Police Officers better equipped to address cases of SGBV


In 2019, the 3 year project OKP-ICP-UGA-103156 Project EIS (End Impunity of Sexual and gender based violence in Uganda) started. This is a collaboration between Maastricht School of Management, the Regional Training Facility of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR-RTF), the Police Senior Command and Staff College, and the Judicial Training Institute in Uganda. The project revolves around research and training.

Whilst a start had been made by the NICHE-GLR-258 project to train professionals in the Great Lakes Region on sexual and gender based violence (SGBV), the appropriate skills and knowledge to handle SGBV cases and have perpetrators prosecuted successfully are not yet widely available in the police and judicial sector in Uganda. Through Project EIS, crucial training institutions for police and judiciary officers are equipped with the capacity to better address cases of SGBV in order to prosecute perpetrators and treat SGBV survivors with the sensitivity they deserve. By creating better access to knowledge on SGBV (through research, exposure to best practices and an improved learning environment) and by providing necessary skills to key officers in the police and judicial sectors (curriculum design, manual development and extensive training) a crucial contribution has been made in the fight against SGBV. As such, Project EIS translates into justice for perpetrators and survivors of sexual and gender based violence through improved service delivery.

Per April 2021, 95% of the proposed activities are completed, among which the training of 90 judicial and police trainers, and the training of 500 police officers (in 20 cohorts with 25 officers each) on how to better deal with cases of SGBV. The development of two future research agendas and the implementation of an e-learning programme are ongoing. Full project closure will happen before the end of 2021.

Orange Knowledge Programme
This project is part of the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) which is funded by the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and managed by Nuffic. For more information click here.

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