Support to Human Rights in Uganda (HRCU)
The overall project objective is to promote human rights awareness and understanding in the implementation of specific laws in order to improve access to and delivery of justice in selected districts of the central and northern regions of Uganda.
1. Increased knowledge of trainers in law enforcement and implementation agencies in the Justice Law and Order Sector and other key arms of government as well as a wide circle of stakeholders in the sector about the provisions of Public Order Management Act 2013 (POMA) and the Prevention and Prohibition of Torture Act 2012 (PPTA) .
2. Increased knowledge and enhanced capacity of 480 law enforcement and implementation officers in the justice law and order sector and other arms of government in the target districts in applying human rights standards in the implementation of the POMA and PPTA.
3. Increased awareness and understanding among local HRDs and the general public in the target districts of the human rights standards to be respected and protected under the POMA and the PPTA.
Target group / Beneficiaries
2500 people will be directly targeted: 480 law enforcement and implementation officers of the Justice Law and Order Sector and other key arms of government (police and prison officer, state attorneys and judicial officers in the target regions and districts), 20 trainers and at least 2000 members of the public including Human Rights Defenders who will be directly reached during trainings, workshops and community meetings.
- Other judicial officers in the Justice Law and Order Sector, staff members of local government agencies and civil society organizations in the target districts who will all benefit from the training material produced and distributed by this project (estimated number about 2000)
- The wider population of the target districts who will be reached by radio shows and spot messages organized and broadcast by the project and by IEC material displayed in public places (estimated listeners in the four districts about 70.000 people)
Three districts of Central Uganda (Kampala, Wakiso, Mukono) and one district in Northern Uganda (Gulu)
- 1 training of trainers workshop, 50 manuals for trainers produced and distributed in relevant institutions
- 16 training workshops for law enforcement and implementation officers
- 4 regional dialogs in the target districts
- 10 community dialogs in the target districts
- 10 radio talk shows in the target districts, 60 spot messages
- Production, printing and distribution of 1000 law compendia of the POMA and the PPTA
- Printing and distribution of 1000 more guide booklets on these laws (produced during the first project)
- Translation, printing and distribution of more than 2000 posters and fact sheets on the two laws (produced during the first project)
- 150 wall hangings on the principles of the Human Rights Based Approach produced and distributed to the police posts in the target districts
- 100 subscribers to a web application on legal information designed by the project and piloted for law enforcement officers
The Human Rights Centre Uganda (HRCU) is a nonprofit organization established in November 2008 with the aim of contributing to the protection and promotion of the rights of human rights defenders (HRDs) in Uganda. After a successful first project that was implemented in four districts of Eastern Uganda, the present project will focus on three districts of Central Uganda (Kampala, Wakiso, Mukono) and one district in Northern Uganda (Gulu), which were selected in consultation with relevant stakeholders of the Justice Law and Order Sector.