KAMPALA – As a contribution to the efforts to end violence against girls and women in Uganda, the UN-Women in collaboration with ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) www.ranlab.org are supporting identification, incubation, development and scaling of various innovative solutions.
Birthed from this collaboration is the Centres4her application; a mobile application that links girls and women experiencing violence to the available support services and sexual reproductive services. It is confidential and gives options on a Centre that best suits a particular incidence to address the reporting gap.
Challenges resulting from violence incidents including disease episodes, disability and depression among others could be avoided if survivors accessed post violence services in time.
The Centres4Her app has mapped most of the service providers including; the Police for reporting and investigation, Medical Centres for access to treatment, Psychosocial Counseling Centres for documentation and counseling services, Shelters to provide shelter to the survivors, Toll-free help lines, Legal services and Ambulances and 116 Call Button (National Gender Based Violence helpline).
“Knowing that we are all innovators, need to think outside the box and join in the development of solutions through innovation to address communities’ most pressing challenges, we have built Resilience Innovation Lab (RI Lab) Websites to enhance further access and sharing of resources,” says Prof. William Bazeyo, from the Makerere University School of Public Health, also RAN Chief of Party/Lab Director.
The project is supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).