Women activists under several non- governmental organizations have today launched an election observer group that will to reduce violence during the 2020/2021 elections.
The group referred to as the Women’s Situation Room is made up of several women focused organizations like; Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET), Women’s International Peace Center, Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE), and Women Human Rights Defenders Network (WHRDN).
Rita Aciro, the executive director of UWONET says that the women led election monitoring group will ensure that peace prevails during the elections that have already begun with many forms of violence.
During the forth coming elections, the election monitoring group will have four offices based in different parts of the country.
Each offices will have a toll free number where women and youth can call to report situations that might turn violent so that teams are sent on the ground to calm the situation.
The four regional offices will be based in Kampala, Gulu, Mbarara and Mbale.