Center for Domestic Violence Prevention in partnership with Oxfam GB and Action Aid International on behalf of the Domestic Violence Act Coalition worked with the Uganda Law Reform, Institute of Languages Makerere University, and the Ministry of Gender Labor and Social Development and translated the Domestic Violence Act 2010 into eight (8) languages including; Luganda, Rukonzo, Ng’akarimojong, Luo, Alur, Runyoro-Rutooro, Runyankole-Rukiga and Ateso.
The publication is a direct translation of the contents of the Domestic Violence Law 2010 that was passed by Parliament under the stewardship of UWOPA. It is intended to create awareness on the provisions of the Domestic Violence Act in the local languages and expected that it will enhance the administration of justice and contribute to harmony in society, to be used by government institutions, local leaders, community members and non-profit organizations.
The translated versions were officially launched by the Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga (Speaker of Parliament) who expressed her delight over the translation that will go a long way in ensuring that Ugandans understand and appreciate the law as well as use it to protect themselves. She appealed to the women and men, girls and boys in Ugandan to speak out when violence happens.