Gender Justice Run with Side by Side Uganda

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On 8th December 2018, over 1300 people ran for gender justice in Uganda and Tanzania. Side by Side Uganda and Side by Side Tanzania, in partnership with faith based organisations, hosted two gender justice runs.

In Uganda, more than 800 people participated in the Annual Gender Justice Run, coordinated by the Church of Uganda, Side by Side Uganda and Dan Church Aid. Archbishop Stanley Ntagali was the Chief Runner and he flagged off the event. The 5 km course began at Mengo S.S. and runners braved the surrounding hills to raise awareness about domestic violence and also gender-based work-place violence.

When asked why she showed up to run for Gender Justice at 6 a.m. on a Saturday morning, Catherine, one of the participants, said, “We wanted to make awareness of the issue of gender-based violence and that we need to join an effort in this fight because it does not exclude age, tribe, religion and race. Together we must fight and bring change.”

Archbishop Ntagali thanked all the runners for showing up in big number and pledged the Church of Uganda’s ongoing commitment to reducing all forms of gender-based violence. He particularly urged the police and local leaders to ensure easy access to justice for survivors. Congratulations to everyone who participated, and many thanks for being a part of raising awareness about the epidemic of gender-based violence in our societies.

Posted by: Rachel Tavernor | Thursday, December 20th, 2018
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