Mbambu Juliet is a leader of Persons with Disabilities in Mpondwe lhubiriha town council and a Coordinator for NUWODU. Juliet narrates that before she became a leader, she used not to respond to any women and child abuse cases that would occur in the community since they were being handled by local council ones.
Due to ignorance about the existing Persons with Disabilities and child protection laws, she looked at what was happening as usual and normal situations.
“After I was selected by NUWODU, I underwent several trainings on Sexual reproductive health rights, Human Rights, group dynamics, advocacy and mentorship, case management and Psychosocial support for Survivors of GBV. It is upon these trainings that I was able to identify and report GBV cases to the Community Development Officer and Police for justice”, Juliet narrates.
Follow ups and linkages by NUWODU’s Program Assistant to other partners for referrals has strengthened her coordination as cases of violence are followed up to completion with suspects of capital offences being remanded to prison.
Juliet is proud of her work and she is famously known as “Omusokya” in the community meaning an Activist since women report to her GBV cases before reporting to Police.