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Trócaire wins RISE Challenge in Uganda

Women in Uganda suffer high levels of discrimination and exclusion Women in Uganda suffer high levels of discrimination and exclusion

Trócaire was today announced as a winner of the RISE Challenge, a USAID project to reduce gender-based violence.

Trócaire will implement a project to address gender-based violence in Uganda. The project will protect women from violence as well as improving their land tenure and property rights.

In eastern Uganda, approximately 80 percent of women report experiencing physical and psychological violence when claiming their land rights, and only 8 percent of men believe it is wrong to commit violence against women.

With RISE funding, we will integrate SASA!, a proven methodology that addresses power imbalances between men and women to prevent and respond to GBV, while improving land tenure and property rights in Uganda.

The project will be carried out with our partners in Uganda, the Land Equity Movement of Uganda (LEMU) and Soroti Catholic Diocese Integrated Development Organization (SOCADIDO).

They will train faith-based leaders and partner staff to promote positive social norms that support women’s rights to access and control land and to live free from GBV. The partners will also help women better document their land rights by developing and training traditional leaders to use an alternative dispute resolution mechanism that takes into consideration the rights of women.

USAID’s Resilient, Inclusive, & Sustainable Environments (RISE) programme funds organisations to implement interventions to prevent and respond to GBV in existing environmental programming.

The RISE Challenge draws insights from other development and humanitarian sectors that have proven or promising practices to address GBV. It incentivises partnerships between environmental organizations, local communities, and gender and GBV experts who can help bridge knowledge gaps and work to build an evidence base of effective GBV interventions.

Learn more about the RISE Challenge.

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