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Project ID 00085102 Description PBF/IRF-63 Peacebuilding and E
Fund
Peacebuilding Fund
Start Date *: 15 Jan 2013
Theme
PBF Emergency Window -W3
Project status Operationally Closed
Country Uganda Participating Organization   Multiple
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Project Description:

This joint programme will address the core issues of protection, with a focus on the protection of women and children from all forms of violence, especially gender based violence and protection from all forms of harm and abuse for children. By strengthening the protection systems and improving access to stronger response services to gender based violence, the project will contribute to facilitating an enabling environment for women’s participation in peacebuilding initiatives and decision making processes. This intervention is premised on the peacebuilding cornerstone that requires meaningful involvement and participation of often marginalised groups such as women, in the peacebuilding process as a prerequisite for democracy and sustainable development. By strengthening the systems for child protection and improving facilitating children’s access to these services, this project will mitigate the impact of armed conflict on children, as well as launch strategic interventions that directly address children’s vulnerability to violence. Again this intervention lays the foundations for sustained peace, while reinforcing overall peace-building and violence mitigation efforts in the Acholi sub-region.

PBF Priority Area:

Priority Area 2: Promote coexistence and peaceful conflict resolution

PBF Outcome:

 Women and children are empowered to overcome specific post-conflict hardship (e.g. psychical and economic security, political participation) and to end gender-based violence and discrimination

 Key Project Activities: 

  1. Community sensitization and training on customary land tenure systems especially on the rights of marginalized groups such as widows, single parents and child headed households for communities and formal and informal justice institutions respectively.
  2. Specialist legal aid for marginalized groups; viz. former combatants, female headed households and youths to claim their land rights.
  3. Psychosocial support to girls and young mothers formerly associated with LRA.
  4. Community dialogues on protection and reintegration of girls and mothers and their children who were formerly associated with LRA.
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