a community that is self-reliant in the provision of protection

A real commitment to the protection of the vulnerable and those at risk of abuse, exploitation and neglect.

HIJRA's protection programming targettig refugees in western Uganda, envisages a
community that is able to be self-reliant in the provision of protection for the
vulnerable including unaccompanied, separated children and those at risk of abuse, exploitation and neglect as well as a continued reduction of the SGBV incidences.

HIJRA has been able to improve the access of Persons-of-Concern to legal assistance through the provision of probono legal services such as legal representation, facilitating of witnesses and interpreters to court in addition to other legal services.

The programme has also played a role in reducing crime by conducting community
policing sessions within and around the Settlement and sensitizing the communities on the laws of Uganda.

The programme has facilitated the establishment of well-organized community with security structures that are able to prevent, detect and report crime to relevant authorities; by mean of strengthening of community based structures along with capacity building of the several authorities such as police and the Refugee Welfare Committee members in charge of defense. Dialogue meetings and community policing were emphasized to ensure peaceful coexistence between host community and refugees.

facts and figures: 2018

community policing sessions conducted.
police officers provided with stationery, fuel and cleaning materials on a monthly basis to enable easier access to case documentation and follow up.
community dialogue meetings on peaceful co-existence between refugees and host community conducted.
community sensitization sessions on the laws of Uganda conducted.
police officers trained on proper crime scene management and criminal investigations.

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