Sexual and Gender violence during a crisis: A case of covid-19 mitigation measures in Uganda. The EPRC and the United Nations Population Fund, Ministry of Labour, Gender and Social Development (MLGSD)
While Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) has been a persistent challenge in Uganda mostly experienced by women and girls, it has been exacerbated by COVID-19 stay home campaign. Women and girls remain the most recipients to the offence.
The study is intended to widen the geographical and content scope to capture details on various aspects of SGBV from a wide sample.
It will provide deeper understanding of the gendered differences in SGBV experiences and consequences that are as a result of the various measures put in place by the government to control the spread of covid-19.
- To assess the extent to which covid-19 response measures changed the SGBV situation in Uganda?
- To examine the extent to which Covid-19 response measures have disrupted access to SGBV response services.
- To identify the innovative and scalable interventions to ensuring sustained effective SSGBV response during and post-COVID-19 era.
The study employs a cross-sectional and mixed methods design in which both qualitative and quantitative participatory methods of data collection will be used. Data collection methods include secondary data mining, individual and community level surveys, key informant interviews with SGBV response service providers, and a validation workshop with selected critical stakeholders.