By Maurice Eriku

As this year’s 16-days of activism campaign unfolds next week, Gender Based Violence advocates in Arua District have challenged parents to embrace good parenting as a lasting solution to tackle the vice.

According to Tuku Ismael, the prime minister of Lugbara Kari cultural institution, parents have an obligation to give good morals to their children

Josephine Angucia, a parent & Police spokesperson in West Nile says targeting children with Gender Based Violence interventions will help address the root causes of Gender Based Violence

Meanwhile Gard Atiku believes giving time to children is key in good parenting & transmitting good cultural values

This year’s theme builds on the momentum and achievements during the 2016 campaign, when over 700 organizations in 92 countries campaigned around the theme of “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All!” Our goal for 2017 is to continue to build awareness of and advocate for an end to all forms of gender-based violence in education once and for all. Some of the activists have called for reforms in cultural practices which prop GBV in communities.

Ogutu Geoffrey, the project officer of Reproductive Health Uganda says this campaign will be an opportunity to advocate for issues raised in the IG-dialogue

The 2017 16-days of activism will be held under the theme “Together We Can End Gender Based Violence in Education!”  End