E4C Success Stories Documentation

The Empowered For Change (E4C) project is aimed at reducing HIV incidence. Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) and Gender Based Violence (GBV). E4C has been running in Luwero District for one year as a pilot with a three months extension.

E4C targets decision-makers to meaningfully engage with adolescent girls and young women most affected by HIV. On issues concerning their access to HIV, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and gender-based violence (GBV). Services and information, and actively address their concerns in all relevant decisions, laws and policies.

Within the stated time the project reached out to several survivors of GBV. As well as supported AGYWs affected and infected with HIV with a link. Between the Advocates and relevant stakeholders/offices as well as local leaders in the district. As a result, these survivors of GBV were able to receive the help and justice they deserved. From the offices responsible as well as receive HIV Treatment, Prevention and Care services. It is on this note that Public Health Ambassadors Uganda (PHAU) documented some of the Success Stories of the survivors of GBV reached by the Advocates who conducted constant followups and enabled them to access the different offices of the relevant stakeholders who played significant roles in ensuring that these survivors obtain justice and their Perpetrators took accountability for their actions, the advocates enabled the survivors of GBV especially SGBV access of HIV Prevention, Treatment and Care services from the different government health facilities. Through all these several significant moments of change were obtained from the other cases experienced in the communities which is an excellent indicator the E4C project is of great benefit and impact in the Luwero District.

The Survivors of GBV extended their gratitude to PHAU and the E4C project for bridging the gap between District stakeholders and the community members as well as educating them about the different referral pathways in GBV cases considering the fact that they had no idea what to do or where to go before in case of any GBV experience. The local leaders expressed appreciation for the E4C project as it closed up the gap between them and the community members and created awareness for them about the different forms of GBV that are experienced in silence by different individuals/households in their communities.

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