The Inter-Religious Council of Uganda in partnership with the Irish Embassy and the Ministry of Gender, Labour and social Development is implementing an inter-faith GBV prevention and mitigation program in the Busoga sub-region. The program covers the districts of Bugiri, Jinja, Iganga, Kaliro, Mayuge, Namutumba, and Namayingo. It focuses on building the capacity of the religious leaders and institutions to respond to and prevent GBV as well as mitigate its effects. IRCU recognizes that GBV increases the risk to HIV/AIDS and poverty and so must be stopped.