“I am very happy with ActionAid because it has been there for us. I want to thank ActionAid for standing with me.”
Millicent is a survivor of domestic violence and an acid attack. She received support from an ActionAid shelter in Uganda.
Millicent, 32, lives in a slum area of Kampala and is a survivor of domestic violence. After surviving an acid attack at the hands of her second husband that left her blind in one eye, Millicent received medical, emotional and legal support from one of ActionAid’s Gender-Based Violence shelters.
Thanks to ActionAid’s support, the police tracked down the perpetrator and two cases – one relating to the acid attack and the other relating to domestic violence – were referred to the Ugandan High Court. The High Court wanted to grant Millicent’s husband bail, but ActionAid worked hard to ensure that this didn’t happen.
ActionAid pursued the two cases for over a year until finally, on August 13, 2018, the chief magistrate convicted the perpetrator and sentenced him to more than six years in prison for the acid attack. ActionAid continues to support Millicent as she pursues the case for domestic abuse.