Executive Summary of the Report on the Ministry of Health Sexual Harassment Formative Assessment in Uganda’s Public Health Sector
This brief summarizes key findings and recommendations of a formative assessment of sexual harassment in Ugandan government health facilities conducted on behalf of the Uganda Ministry of Health (MOH) between August-November 2016 with assistance from the USAID-funded Strengthening Human Resources for Health (SHRH) project led by IntraHealth International. The objectives of the assessment were to:
Describe forms of, reactions to, and consequences of sexual harassment in government health workplaces
Describe patterns of interaction between men and women around the issue of sexual harassment
Assess the adequacy of existing policy and law related to sexual harassment Identify current implementation status and feasibility of legal/policy guidelines relevant to sexual harassment at national, regional, district, and facility levels
Identify implementation challenges and opportunities relative to sexual harassment law and policy
Recommend elements of an effective sexual harassment prevention and response system
Document the baseline for key measures related to a sexual harassment prevention and response system that are already being implemented at in government health facilities.