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UNITAR SIGNS A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE GREAT LAKES REGION – REGIONAL TRAINING FACILITY

On 19 August 2021, Geneva, Switzerland (Virtual) – UNITAR’s Division for Peace is excited to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  with  the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region – Regional Training Facility (ICGLR-RTF) with the goal of contributing to international, regional, and local efforts aimed at preventing and responding to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the Great Lakes Region. UNITAR and the ICGLR-RTF have a strong working relationship, and the signing of this MoU represents the formalisation of the partnership and a recommitment towards comprehensive joint programming. Since its inception in 2014, the ICGLR-RTF has trained over 1500 professionals that manage cases of [...]

Covid-19 and Domestic Violence:  Four Ways Out of a Double Pandemic, By Nathan Mwesigye Byamukama

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages around the world, women and girls are more vulnerable than ever. With the world staying at home due to the pandemic, we see a rise in sexual and gender based violence including domestic violence. It is a double pandemic for women and girls. Domestic violence keeps exponentially increasing and faster than the COVID – 19 in lockdown families. We need to effectively handle the two pandemics concurrently because the two kill, if not prevented. It is [...]

Regional Countries urged to do more to combat SGBV

“Sexual and Gender Based Violence is one of the biggest wars that we have today in the Great Lakes Region,” Uganda’s State Minister for Gender and Culture- Peace Mutuuzo told a Regional Symposium on the best practices to combat SGBV in the Great Lakes region on Thursday December 12, 2019. The three days’ symposium at the Speke Resort- Munyonyo, Kampala brought together SGBV experts from all the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) member States as well [...]