1.0 General Information
|Project Title||Enhancing access to justice to women victims of domestic violence in Wakiso District.|
|Work Description||Conduct training of community activists on violence against women.|
|Expected Start Date||3rd - 5th November, 2021|
2.0 Background and Rationale
Paradigm for Social Justice and Development (PSD) is a Non-Profit Organization that was formed by a group of women lawyers and social activists committed to advancing social justice and development of the youth and women to be able to take shape of their destiny. PSD was registered as a company limited by guarantee in 2019 and later, as a Community Based Organization in Wakiso District in 2020. PSD envisions a society without injustice, violence and poverty with a mission to work with vulnerable communities to address social injustices, alleviation of poverty and violence. Our areas of focus include; Strengthening Women’s Access to Justice; Legal and human rights awareness; Peace and Security; Human Rights and Good Governance; Economic empowerment for youth, women and PWD’s; Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights and Research. With support from African Women Development Fund, PSD is implementing a project aimed at enhancing Access to Justice to Women victims of domestic violence in Wakiso District.
Domestic violence remains a serious challenge in many Ugandan families today. In a 2019 study by the Uganda Law Reform Commission, half of the women surveyed report having experienced violence on a daily or weekly basis, and 35% of working women reported marital violence. This has been increased by the covid 19 pandemic. While both men and women experience domestic violence, women and girls remain the majority survivors of the crime.
In 2020, 29% increase where reported where 17,664 cases of Domestic Violence were reported to Police compared to 13,693 reported in 2019. Of 18,872 people who were victims of Domestic Violence, 3,408 were male adults, 13,145 were female adults. 1,133 were male juveniles while 1,186 were female juveniles (Annual Crime Police Report, 2020). Despite the magnitude of reported DV cases, the justice system’s response to apprehend perpetrators of DV is still low. DV cases account for only 2 percent of the cases processed by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP) annually. Furthermore, only two-thirds of Domestic violence files registered with the ODPP are sanctioned while a substantial proportion of these cases are closed due to lack of evidence.
In light of the above, the project will address access to justice issues that women in violent relationships face, stigma and discrimination that has affected women from leaving violent relationship. PSD therefore intends to empower 8 community activists in the areas of Nabweru, Kyengera, Kakiri town council, Kakiri subcounty, Masuliita subcounty, Masuliita town council Wakiso town council and Mende sub county who will sensitize the community on the effects of domestic violence to individuals and the community as a whole.
PSD shall train 8 community Activists on domestic violence against women and how to roll it out of society.
It is in this regard that PSD will contract a facilitator to train Community Activists in rolling out in the community and implement their work.
3.0 Overall Objective
The overall objective of this training is to build capacity of Community activists on violence against women, domestic violence and related rights and freedoms of women.
The specific objectives of the training include:
- To increase the participants’ knowledge on domestic violence (causes, prevention, effects and response and related topics).
- To empower community activists with the skill of conducting community radio programs.
- To develop a workplan on rolling out the activities in the community.
3.0 Scope of the work
The training will provide knowledge and skills to community Activists on domestic violence and access to Justice conducting community awareness outreaches as well as radio talk shows.
The Training will include the following sessions:
- Definition of Domestic Violence, Access to justice etc.
- Referral pathways (this section will focus on service providers available to handle victims of gender based violence and conflict in Wakiso district).
4.0 Expected Deliverables
Under the supervision of the Project Coordinator, the facilitator will be required to;
- Share training tools and materials that the Facilitator will use to train the community Activists
- Conduct a training of Community Activists using the tools and materials approved by PSD and a participatory approach for all participants.
- Deliver a report about the training containing results, recommendations and lessons learnt.
5.0 PSD duties and responsibilities
- PSD will oversee the training and be responsible for accountability and guidance throughout all phases of execution, and approval of all deliverables.
- Effect payments on accomplishment of the task according to contract and deliverables met.
6.0 Time frame
The training is expected to last for 2 working days.
7.0 Qualification of the Facilitator.
Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Gender Studies, law, Development Studies, Social Sciences or related field and Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
Experience and Skills
- Should have experience in conducting trainings focusing on domestic violence and access to justice.
- Previous experience working with community-based groups
8.0 Application Procedure
Full applications including; Motivational cover letter, Copy of CV with 3 updated contact details of referees, copies of the educational certificate must be submitted to the Executive Director via email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com with a subject APPLICATION FOR FACILITATION not later than 25th October, 2021 EAT. ONLY APPLICATIONS SENT VIA EMAIL WILL BE CONSIDERED.