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Justice in northern Uganda

Justice in northern Uganda
In northern Uganda, the 20 year conflict has resulted in women and girls subjected to serious abuses and sexual gender based violence (SGBV), including rape, child neglect and sexual abuse, incest, defilement, forced early marriage and domestic violence - all of which have become commonplace in northern Uganda as a result of a culture of impunity, weak judiciary, and the behavior patterns of returnee communities. War Child’s programming currently operates in Northern Uganda (Gulu, Amuru, Kitgum, Lira, and Pader) in an effort to provide community-based dispute mechanisms for civil cases of abuse, and for criminal cases, provide legal aid protection for women and children survivors of SGBV. The program is unique in that it aims to address the key issues undertaking simultaneously three actions: legal intervention through the provision of direct legal aid to survivors of SGBV in need of protection and alternative dispute resolution for non-criminal cases; awareness raising through educating women, children and their communities; and capacity building of the police, judiciary, local government and military actors within the legal and justice systems surrounding issues of women’s and children’s rights. War Child needs your help to raise $5,000 by August 31, 2013 to support the amazing work our Ugandan staff currently have underway.


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War Child helps rebuild war-affected communities to provide the support necessary for children to experience a stable childhood.

When war itself ends, the consequences endure. A lack of employment opportunities, the absence of effective economic or social structures, a destroyed infrastructure, an under-educated population and a culture of impunity around rights violations combine to create conditions that make a return to conflict all too possible.

But by making a long-term investment to help the children develop into healthy, educated and productive adults, the cycle of violence can be broken.

That’s why we are dedicated to protecting childhood by bringing education, opportunity and justice to where they are needed most.
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