Title: Rights and Justice Activity (RAJA)

Main Title: "Improve access to Justice for vulnerable groups in Lira sub-county”

Description: Rights and Justice

The project has been engaging direct and indirect stakeholders in awareness raising on human rights, referral pathways for access for justice, identified and trained community volunteers to steer data collection, monitor human rights violations and incase of conflicts engage in alternative Dispute Resolution methods.

The direct beneficiaries have been vulnerable groups of women, men, children, youths, People with Disabilities and minority groups. With a total of 569 cases of human rights violations registered by Community Peace Promoters, some reported directly to office and others are received by referrals. (85 cases, 2020, 121 cases, 2021, 269 cases 2022 and 2023, 59 cases so far.

The communities have reported a reduction in human rights violations. The community volunteers’ capacities have been built with the spirit of voluntarism leading them, in that even when the funds have not come, the have continuously collected and submitted the data collected to FAPAD office. The majority of the communities have also been using Alternative Dispute Resolution methods in resolving conflicts.

Beneficiaries walking to FAPAD for on-spot free legal advice have reported that they got informed of FAPAD services by the radio talk shows, community dialogues and Community Peace Promoters in their neighborhoods. This means the awareness is creating impact to our community.