By Weswa Ronnie
Kolir women development Non- Governmental Organization has flagged off 50 women known as peace monitors to fight domestic violence in families at Mbale district.
The 50 peace monitors who were successfully trained for three months were flagged off on Friday last week.
The flagging off was at Mbale hunger project offices located at Busoba sub county during Mbale district women’s day celebrations with the theme ‘gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow’.
While speaking during the fagging off ceremony, Mary Amuge, the executive director of Kolir women development non-governmental organization said the women were trained on how to counsel and guide married couples who have misunderstandings.
She also said that the peace monitors will be working together with community development officers, religious leaders, local leaders and cultural leaders.
She said this is going to reduce the number of family domestic violence which have been leading to breakage of families and decongest cases reported to police.
Sarah Mukhaye, one of the women who were flagged off, urged married couples to report their cases to them before going to police.