Since 2019, PSD has been implementing the access to justice program. The program objective is to strengthen women’s access to justice in Uganda. This is aimed at improving their livelihood and well-being.
Through this program, PSD is interested in improving the quality of access to justice for our target constituencies and as such, strategies employed under this program are aimed at contributing to improving the quality of our services. PSD’s legal aid clinic is strengthened to provide more support and to follow up on cases. For greater impact and outreach, mobile legal aid camps and awareness sessions are conducted at district levels and/or in partnership with other organisations. This also enables for a stronger level of involvement of the women, girls, PWDs, communities and the leaders.
PSD supplements its efforts by building the capacity of paralegals and other resource persons identified by the respective communities, organisations and networks to be able to work within their communities to increase access to Justice.
The organisation also partners with mainstream human rights organisations and legal aid service providers to expand legal aid for women, girls, marginalised persons and provide mentor-ship to paralegals. It also works with informal justice systems and traditional cultural structures to address injustices through mediation
The program employs the following strategies:
- Legal Aid Service Provision.
- Legal and Human Rights Awareness.
- Engaging Communal Justice systems.
- Support to Community Paralegal Program.
- Strategic Partnerships and Collaboration.