Koboko district recieves a new project. This 30 month project is implemented by Advance Afrika and Partners in Community Transformation (PICOT) in partnership with Uganda Prisons Service (UPS) with Funding from European Union (EU). The overall objective of the project is to empower women and children in Koboko and Arua districts to live peaceful and dignified lives as they enjoy their economic, social and cultural rights.
The intervention seeks to achieve two overall outcomes to see; 1. Female (ex)inmates have access to improved and impactful rehabilitation and reintegration services and 2. Community structures actively engage in changing attitudes, perceptions and practices regarding respect for women’s and children’s rights.
The inception meetings involved 15 key stakeholders in the districts and served as a launch pad for the project. it will brought all the stakeholders to the same understanding of the project. The stakeholders, included regional and district prisons leadership, the district leaders from Koboko and Arua and county/sub-county leaders, including the offices of the DCDO and CDOs, as well as para-socials and CSOs from the respective sub-counties where the action will be implemented who are active in the rehabilitation and reintegration of female inmates as well as in addressing SGBV in the communities.. The meeting introduced the project objectives, activities and expected achievements and clarify the roles and responsibilities as well as expectations from each stakeholder. It also served as a platform for networking and engaging duty bearers in the rights-issues regarding women and children in prison and in the communities