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EU supports Women’s Situation Room to monitor 2021 elections

03/09/2020 - 23:24
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The project covers 30 districts across Eastern, Western, Northern and Central Uganda and will enhance the capacity of 1,500 women and 1,500 young people to promote peace and peaceful resolution of conflict.

As part of the European Union’s continued commitment to support the building of a strong democracy in Uganda, the European Union Delegation to Uganda announces new support to the Women’s Situation Room project ahead of the 2021 general elections.

EU Ambassador to Uganda, H.E Attilio Pacifici this week signed a financing agreement to provide a EUR 1.1million grant (about 4.8 billion Ugx) to support the Women’s International Peace Centre, who will lead this project, to provide an early warning and response mechanism to respond to threats of violence before, during and after Uganda’s 2021 general elections.

I am delighted to announce that this week we signed an agreement with the Women’s International Peace Centre and the Uganda Women’s Network to implement the Women’s Situation Room, a project to monitor and mitigate electoral violence," said EU Ambassador Pacifici.

The project covers 30 districts across Eastern, Western, Northern and Central Uganda and will enhance the capacity of 1,500 women and 1,500 young people to promote peace and peaceful resolution of conflict.

The project also works with 1,500 women, including young women, to monitor and effectively detect early warning indicators for relevant stakeholders to respond in a timely manner. The Women’s Situation Room project will be jointly funded by the EU, UN Women and the United Nations Development Fund (UNDP).

For further information on this project, please contact of the EU’s Press Advisor, Emmanuel Davies Gyezaho, Emmanuel-Davies.GYEZAHO@eeas.europa.eu

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