A Counsellor’s Companion – A MIFUMI manual for empowering women out of violence and abuse
Why is the manual important?
What is in the manual?
Part two details the different presentations of violence against women and is aimed at increasing the IDVA’s knowledge and developing their awareness and understanding of gender based violence. It details the different presentations of violence that the IDVA will be faced with.
Part three discusses resettlement and rehabilitation of the survivor in the community or towards a new life elsewhere. It describes the ongoing support she will need and how the community and authorities can be enlisted to support her and finally, it summarises the key outcomes that MIFUMI aims to achieve for the survivor.
Who is the manual aimed at?
Dr Atuki Turner the Executive Director of MIFUMI, a Womens’ rights and development agency that she co-founded in Uganda and UK in 1995. Atuki is a women’s rights activist, with a legal and gender background who has employed her skills and expertise working to end violence against women and children both nationally and internationally. She is well known for her campaign on Bride Price as a human rights issue, which secured a landmark ruling when the Supreme Court of Uganda outlawed Bride Price in 2015. Atuki worked as National Refuge Development Officer for the Women’s Aid Federation of England (WAFE) before founding MIFUMI. She also worked as the Africa Co-ordinator for the Amnesty International campaign to end VAWG. She has received several national and international awards for her work, including the prestigious Ashoka Fellowship, USA. Atuki has developed manuals on violence against women and delivers training on the subject to women’s organisations, development and government agencies. Atuki also devotes her time to creative writing and her film can be found on You tube.