Effective Investigation and Prosecution of Gender-Based Violence Offence Workshop in collaboration with Uganda Police

Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) affects both genders although it disproportionately affects women and girls. Most cases, however, remain under-reported as it is clouded in shame and most investigation techniques have proven to be ineffective and further re-traumatize the victims.

Against this backdrop, AGA-Africa Programme in collaboration with the Uganda Police, held a two-day training on “Effective Investigation and Prosecution of Gender-Based Violence Offences” on 20th -21st April, 2022 in Uganda.

The workshop was aimed at creating awareness of the various causes and implications of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence. The discussions also focused on equipping the law enforcement officers with the knowledge and skills needed in the prevention, investigation and prosecution of sexual crimes while upholding respect, privacy and protection of the victims.

The training was officially opened by Ann Tusiime, Senior Commissioner of Police and Deputy Director Human Resources Department, Uganda Police, on behalf of AIGP Fred Golooba, Director, Human Resources Development in Uganda. John Edozie, AGA-Africa Programme International Advisor, delivered a keynote address.

The workshop sessions were facilitated by subject matter experts: Jerrod Fussnecker, Assistant AG from the State of South Carolina; Samali Wakooli, Assistant Director and Head of Department Gender, Children and Sexual Offences, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Uganda; Rosemary Nalubega, Acting Commissioner, in Charge of Sexual Offenses and Children Cases CID, Uganda; Maureen Atuhaire, Acting Commissioner, Child and Family Protection Department, Uganda Police and  Evalyne Mboya, Officer In-charge, Cyber Division, Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Protection Unit AHTCPU), Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Kenya.

Caroline Mbabazi, AGA-Africa Programme Country Coordinator for Uganda brought the successful workshop to a close.