Prevention and Support: REAF addresses issues related to gender-based violence through awareness campaigns, education, and providing support to survivors. The objective is to reduce the prevalence of gender-based violence and create a supportive environment for those affected.

Most women go through this around Africa but also men go through the same. Gender-based violence takes many forms such as intimate partner violence, sexual violence, child marriage, and genital mutilation.  Involved threats of violence, coercion, and manipulation. At least 43%  of girls are married at the young age of 18 years. One in three women experiences physical or sexual violence mostly by an intimate partner every day in Uganda. In Uganda, 22% of women experienced sexual violence during the lockdown. Gender-based violence cases increased to 3,280 with only 1,148 reported to the police. Those exposed to adult domestic violence each year are 3.3million. But the government of Uganda was more focused on treating COVID-19 and averting the spread.
Neglecting gender-based violence by the governments has fueled its effects on people. Allocation of limited funds to education, health, and security in the supplementary budgets during the COVID-19. In addition, the priorities of governments focused on the spread of COVID-19 and the elections preparations that happened in Uganda. Leaving women’s wellbeing aside. As a result of the death and injury of many girls and women who suffered sustained emotional. And physical abuse at the hands of their husbands and relatives. The economic inequalities between men and women also have fueled the problem too.