Gender-based violence is a big concern to faith institutions because it affects families, communities and the nation. The family is a basic unit of the community and nation, so peace in a home is of utmost importance. Religious leaders prioritize advocacy for eliminating GBV among their faithful. However, GBV is not decreasing in the communities and the religious leaders’ efforts are affected by limited collaboration with the legal duty bearers. Although senior religious leaders have engaged in GBV policy advocacy at different levels , there is limited progress. There is need for more advocacy and thus the IRCU – Trocaire project. The project aims to enhance the senior religious leaders’ understanding of the GBV legal framework, namely, the Uganda Gender Policy (2007), the Domestic Violence Act (2010), the National Referral Pathway for Prevention and Response to GBV Cases in Uganda (2013), the National GBV Policy (2016) and the National Plan of Action for the Elimination of GBV in Uganda (2016). Further the religious leaders will continue to relate with the international statutes relating to elimination of violence. 


The Programme will conduct a baseline to assess the tolerance to gender-based violence (knowledge, beliefs and attitudes) among religious leaders and their knowledge of the GBV laws.  The baseline will also establish the competence (knowledge and experience) of senior religious leaders in policy formulation and advocacy.

Call for Proposals

Inter-Religious Council of Uganda invites applications/proposals for conducting activities for this undertaking under the following Terms of Reference. Interested consulting firms or individuals are requested to submit:

  • A Technical and a Financial proposal
  • Latest CV/Resume of the Consultants/Consulting firm
  • Summary of their previous work
  • A description of the understanding of the undertaking under Terms of Reference
  • Description of the methodologies to be used in the study in addition to the SASA faith
  • A detailed work-plan and  schedule of the process


Download the Document below for details on how you can apply.