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O3 PLUS KIU Concludes the 16Days Of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence


KIU, Western Campus – KIU Western Campus on Sunday, which was United Nations Human Rights Day finished marking the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.

The campaign, which began on November 25, was held under the theme “Invest in education to prevent violence against women and girls,” and it was funded by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and was implemented by the Ministry of Health.

At KIU western Campus, some of the activities held included training peer educators, HIV testing, giving out condoms and holding campaigns about unintended pregnancies.  Others included an essay and visual arts contest and a run (in the picture) dubbed the “Run for Respect,” where runners, who were mostly students were given free kits by the university.

Over 100 people including mainly students and staff attended the run, which also had an aerobics session plus entertainment from students.

The activities throughout the 16 Days of Activism were graced by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) Eric Mabonga, the Dean Student Affairs Flora Bamutura, Technical Working Group (TWG) members of O3 PLUS Club KIU Western Campus, various staff and students among others.

KIU Western Campus represented all privately owned Institutions of Learning in Uganda in the pilot O3 PLUS project.

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence initiative was launched in 2008 under the leadership of the UN Secretary-General, to support the civil society led campaign around the world.