UGANET in the past 2 years has engaged a lot of partners and intuitions in dialogues and trainings via different projects. One of the projects being a Global Fund project where UGANET engaged three different institutions at grass root level and national level. These include Health workers, the police, and judiciary in order to address legal barriers that hinder access to justice for GBV victims. 1215 persons were trained & 1366 individuals met during the dialogues.
Justice, Law and Order sector (JLOS) is not user friendly to most of the
targeted vulnerable groups including women and girls, young people, key
affected populations, sexual minorities, people with disability and individuals
with minimal formal education. The referral network for survivors of human rights
violations is still weak. The country has laws and policies that violate human
rights while at the same time, there are some law-makers that are willing to
make a difference. As UGANET, we are committed to moving beyond awareness and
support the key strategic institutions to translate the awareness into actions
that respect gender and human rights. This we shall do by demonstrating action
with these institutions and providing technical support as required by them to
move from one level to another.
NSP 2015/16-2019/20 has identified increasing access to sexual and reproductive
health services and innovative social support protection as some of the strategies
to reduce vulnerability to HIV.[i]
Therefore, we will focus on engaging key institutions so that these
institutions are able to provide services to marginalized groups in a more
human rights responsive way. Table 4 below summarizes the relationship between
our anticipated outcomes in engaging key institutions to reduce barriers to
justice and the outputs we hope to produce.