This project will help refugee human rights defenders from various countries now in exile in Uganda to continue with their work of promoting human rights. It will give them the required tools to understand the concept of refugee rights and the necessity to promote the rights of refugees in Uganda. The concept of refugee rights is one the key areas to focus on for the holistic protection of refugees in Uganda. In order to do so we need a human resource which will incarnate the mission.
On one side we have a number of refugee human rights defenders from different countries who are now living in Uganda who cannot continue with their work of promoting human rights because they lack the basic requirements. They also face the challenge of the language barrier and also the access to information is difficult for them. On the other hand we have been witnessing a number of refugee rights violations in Uganda and the lack of people to address this problem so that refugees are at peace.
This project will make refugee human rights defenders able to address the challenges affecting refugees in Uganda on human rights perspective. This will help refugees to live better and to ensure that their rights are promoted, defended and protected. This will empower refugees to embrace human development and put in place measures which look at the protection of refugees beyond humanitarian relief aid.
This will help refugees to become actors of development and play certain roles as citizens. This will help to change the perceptions towards refugees as mere victims and vulnerable but also look at them as potential partners in the development of the country.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).