Our Access to Justice Initiative will be included in the Drama Festival Activities, in October this year. We will be able to serve over 40 women with the infomration and tools needed to access justice, remove obstacles that women often face, provide edcuation to women in their local vilaages and districts. Thanks in part to GG funding, women will recieve critical information and opportunities to become leaders, and facilitators in the search for truth, justice and equality.
The training is a component to our Leadership Development Initiative and will contiue to provide unique, relevant opportunties to women rebuilding and recovering their lives.
Thank you for your support of this endeavor, and please continue to support women's empowerment!
Happy 2014! In our effort to provide relevent and meaningful programs, and understanding that poverty is a result of inequality in many spheres, we are focused on hosting our Access to Justice for Women training in May. Our goal is include 100 women in the week long initiative. The training inlcudes:
Access to Justice Framework:
Activism: workshops, community events, outreach, awareness and ACTION!
Introduction to Initiative:
To address violence against women, gender bias, inequality and gaps in the justice chain for women, this initiative strives to provide the critical information and resources, enabling women to know their legal and human rights within the justice system.
Making the justice chain work for women is critical for their access to justice, but huge obstacles exist at every level. Governments have a responsibility to ensure legislation is not only passed but enacted guaranteeing women's rights, ensuring a justice chain that is gender responsive.
Justice is the foundation ensuring women become equal participants in decision making, development and their own futures. Without access to justice, women are disenfranchised and disempowered, experiencing violence, abuse and inequality. This initiative demands that women are viewed not as victims but as agents of change for social and economic justice.
*Provide relevant information, solutions, and community collaborations
Goals of Initiative:
-Define and address discrimination
-Create an action plan; using grassroots organizing strategies, exploring informal mechanisms (hotline, peace huts)
-Ensure government is held accountable for enforcement/ impact of laws- oversight mechanisms
Initiatives such as this addresses systemic failures and provides ongoing mechanisms in addressing inequalities, challenges and obstacle for women and families in vulnerable communities. It also provides women with leadership opportunities, and empowerment opportunities.
This training includes the vehicle for an ongoing hotline and community activism; also, women will go back to their villages and provide training and information to women who did not attend. The spirals of this initiative will provide ongoing opportunities, enabling thousands of women a brighter and more secure future.
We need and appreciate your ongoing commitment and support! Thank you.
This October, we had a meeting in Gulu to discuss ongoing leadership development trainings, beginning with the Access to Justice for Women initiative in April of 2014. We have also joined forces with Gulu University and the African Justice Project to ensure a relevant, meaningful and ongoing dialogue around the issues of justice as they unfold as the post conflict region recovers.
The dialogue at the meeting was lively, with 15 women leaders from Women's Global Empowerment Fund, Professors, scholars, and community leaders creating the framework for ongoing dialogue and strategies for 2014. In addition, we gave out two Women 4 Peace Awards at a community dinner. Please read the attached description of one of our winners, who is not only courageous but inspirational, fighting for justice for formerly abducted women and children.
The goal of the Access to Justice for Women initiative is to ensure women know and understand their legal and human rights, have confidence to access the legal system, and what to do when they experience breakages in the justice chain.
Having a legitimate and working justice system in the foundation of society, but often times women are marginalized and cannot properly access justice or the legal mechanisms. Our aim is to change that dynamic thru dialogue, education and action.
We invite you to support this critical program, and thank you for your ongoing encouragement and commitment to social justice.
As women in northern Uganda rebuild and recover their lives and communities, it is critical to support community based projects and institutuions. There is not a more important system or institution than justice. Without access to a functioning and fair judicial system, women, and all citizens, face increased persecution, violence and voicelessness.
WGEF strives to elevate women's voices, supporting community based programs that focus on equality and human security. Our Leadership Development Programs are critical to addressing systemic inequities and further marginalization providing women the mechanisms necessary to have a voice in policy development.
To address violence against women, gender bias, inequality, and gaps in the justice chain for women, this initiative strives to provide the critical information and resources, enabling women to know their legal and human rights within the justice system.
Goals of the initiative are:
*Define and address discrimination within the justice system
*Create an action plan; using grassroots organizing strategies, exploring formal/informal mechanisms (hotline, peace huts)
*Ensure government is held accountable for enforcement/impact of laws-oversight mechanisms
Our goal is to host the 3 day training in October 2013, and are continuing to raise funds for the project. So far we have been able to develop the curriculum and training agenda. The support of our Global Giving community is critical to our success and all contributions are greatly appreciated.
WGEF believes that women are natural leaders, and when given opportunities and access will be a transformative force for peace, democracy, security and equality.
Justice is the foundation ensuring women become equal participants in decision making, development, and their own futures. Without access to justice, women are disenfranchised and disempowered, experiencing violence, abuse and inequality. This initiative demand that women are viewed not as victims but as agents of change for social and economic justice.
Define and address discrimination within the justice system
Create an action plan; using grassroots organizing strategies, exploring formal/informal mechanisms (hotline, peace huts)
Ensure government is held accountable for enforcement/impact of laws-oversight mechanisms
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