Internet in Uganda and especially in Busoga region where i hail from, is a night mare. First of all, it is very expensive and secondly for a rural woman, she believes it is for the highly educated. Accessibility is also a challenge as business internet providers don't see this as a market for them. There is need to bring the internet closer to the rural woman by sensitising and making it available and making her understand that this is the easiest, fastest, quickest and affordable means of communication whether you are marketing your products, reporting a case of assault, accessing international information and also staying informed.
Anti Domestic Violence Coalition believes that domestic violence can be addressed through the internet as this is an issue that is contributed by many factors. Women’s lower status in their community is an underlying cause of violence and an issue that touches all other aspects of our lives. When we understand why domestic violence occurs, we can see the connection it has to many other problems that individuals, families and communities face.
By addressing the root causes of domestic violence, we also address causes of many other problems that affect our communities including poverty alleviation and access to basic services.
By bringing internet closer to the rural women, they will be able to read and understand that sexual and gender based violence, reproductive health, maternal health and malaria are global issues and that many people out there are trying various avenues to address them including world pulse.
Take action! This post was submitted in response to WWW: Women Weave the Web .