National Fathers Day Report 2018
On June 21st 2018 Men’s Forum Against Domestic Violence Uganda in partnership with ministry of Gender, Labour and social Development organized the 3rd National Father’s Day celebrations at Makerere University Business School Nakawa in Kampala under the theme “Bringing Back the Fathers as an approach for family stability”.
The event was open to the public and approximately 600 people were in attendance. The event started at 8:00am with matching from Shell Nakawa up to the venue. During the event, among the day’s activities was a discussion panel, where panelists came up with resolutions on how fathers can actively get involved in responsible child upbringing.
The keynote speaker was Hajat Hajarah Nalubega who represented the commissioner Family and Culture Department in the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development.
The Guest of honour, Mr. Niles Cole who represented the American Ambassador in Uganda arrived at 12:45pm; in his speech he emphasized the need for father’s involvement in raising up children as the only way to end Gender Based Violence and violence against children.