PROJECT: “Combating Silent Violence Against Younger Children in the Post Conflict Districts of Northern Uganda”
Department: Social Protection
BACKGROUND OF THE PROJECT
FAPAD in partnership with Plan International, Lango Samaritan Initiative (LSIO) and Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA) is currently implementing this three year (2013-2016) project. The project aims at strengthening the capacity of families in northern Uganda to care for and protect children aged 0-8 years against violence through improved relations in homes, functional community child protection structures and systems and a comprehensive government policy on violence against children.
This project covers 5 districts of Lira, Alebtong, Dokolo, Kole and Apac, with a target of 10 sub-counties in the mentioned districts. The project therefore works through an interconnected web on three components of; a)R-1 Early Childhood Care and Development, b)R-2StrengtheningCommunity-based child protection structures & Systems and c) R-3 Effective policies and legislations for protection of children.
FAPAD is therefore responsible for accomplishment of Result 2 and performing actions to achieve this result and will be in charge of coordinating small grants, while LSIO for Result 1 and UWOPA R3. Plan International is responsible for coordinating and providing technical support to partners.
Specific objective/Title of the project
To contribute to the reduction of all forms of violence against children of 0-8 years by 2016
- Donor: European Union (EU)
- Outcome (s) of the project
Outcome indicator for result 2
- 50 child protection committees (CPCs) at community level established and functional in the 5 districts;
- 5 child protection working groups at district level (sub-national level) established and functional;
- At least 7 agencies per district actively participating in child protection working groups, coordination meetings, and other child protection forums;
- # of children (exact number to be set during the baseline study) who report receiving support from
Community based Child Protection Committees and sub national structures;
- Target category/group /beneficiaries of the project
children between 0-8 years
Target number of the beneficiaries
45,000 children between 0-8 years, 22,500 families i.e. parents and parenting groups, 50 child protection committees and 5 child protection working groups in the five districts.
- Geographical location of the project
District (s) Sub County (s)
Dokolo Adeknino & Okwongodul
Lira Agweng & Aromo
Apac Aduku & Apac
Alebtong Omoro & Amugu
Kole Alito & Bala
- Project period
Start date: November 2013
End date : October 2016
- Activity Code and Name:
Act code: 2.2. Case Management
- Name of Sub topic (s)/Theme (s)/session (s)/item to be conducted during activity / training/meeting etc above in this month
- Guidance and counseling
- Detecting abuse
- Family meetings/mediation
- Follow up and suport
- Duration needed to handle sub topic (s)/theme (s)/session (s) till completion e.g. 3 months/60 days/1 year
The duration required for case management is 3 years in the entire project cycle.
Duration needed to handle sub topic (s)/theme (s)/session (s) in this month e.g. 1 or 2 days etc
Entire month of May, effective 2nd to 31st 2016.
- Number of beneficiaries/stakeholders/participants expected to attend each training/meeting/sub topic/theme/session in this month
An estimate of 150 cases of survivors of violence is expected to be received and managed.
Venue (s) of each sub topic/theme/session/training/meeting in this month (Put actual venue, its village, parish, sub county and district)
Counseling room in main office Lira, Police station/out post in Dokolo, Alebtong, Kole, Lira and Apac, office of probation and CDO’s in Lira, Alebtong, Dokolo, Kole and Apac.
- Responsible person (s) to handle each sub topic/theme/session/training/meeting in this month (Put name and Title)
- Probation officers, Occa Jackson, Okello Piers,
- Community Development Officer- Alwedo Moly, Sara Acen, Franko
- Police in charge of children: Akello Josephine, Margaret, Akao Mary, Okello Francis, Odur Micheal , Akullu Beatrice.
- Project officer-FAPAD
- Expected Immediate output (s)/outcome (s)/result (s) arising out of conducting each sub topic/theme/session/item/meeting etc
Expected output Expected outcomes
- # of cases received and managed - re-union of broken families
- # of families visited & counseled – Shared responsibilities
He was tortured by his brothers who accused him of stealing money. After FAPAD’s intervention, the brothers were later arrested by the police.
The case was resolved as well.