Our Pillars


The Legal Aid and Community Justice Department (LACJ) is a pillar that directly delivers UGANET’s thematic area on Access to Justice through provision of quality legal aid services. Being a registered Legal Aid service provider, we provide free legal services to PLHIV, GBV survivors and other vulnerable communities. The Services provided include Legal Advice, ADR, Legal Representation, linkage to safety services for GBV survivors, and referrals. Through our different Human Rights programs, we empower communities to Access Justice. We target the most vulnerable including PLHIV, Women & Girls, GBV survivors, Refugees, Palliative care patients and other vulnerable communities.
Under the Beam Light model of service delivery for legal Aid, UGANET supplements its effort by building capacity and working with 131 community paralegals in over 43 districts who are mentored and supported by 5 legal officers from the secretariat to enhance Access to Justice for vulnerable within communities. UGANET has recently established legal Aid clinics in Lamwo and Yumbe to provide legal support to refugee and host communities. The department further employs a 24hr call center to respond to Human Rights violations.
The Legal Aid and Community Justice Department (LACJ) prides in the strong community structures built and its good relationships with stakeholders in service delivery at district level in UGANET’S areas of operation. Through collaboration, UGANET is able to deliver on its mission to promote the Human Rights based approaches in HIV/AIDS response to ensure social and legal protection of vulnerable persons.
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