PAMELA KAMPIRE – UGANDA
SELF HELP AFRICA, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROJECT (DVPP)
Reducing Domestic Violence by Educating Communities
Pamela has seen the heavy price her country pays for the endless violence perpetrated against women by the men in their intimate relationships. Through her work at Self Help Africa, she has created the Domestic Violence Prevention Project (DVPP) to educate communities about the dangers of domestic violence and help women who have been abused to access justice. Pamela’s vision is to see an environment where women can enjoy their rights, are food secure, economically empowered and are free from any kind of abuse. Her early career position as a Gender Development Officer, with a non-government organization (NGO) in a remote district in Uganda, shaped her commitment to work with vulnerable people.
A world free of domestic violence: Training 200 local government officials and 100 elders on domestic violence prevention in two districts by December 31, 2010