Project Justice

By promoting gender equality, law enforcement and reducing domestic violence and rape, Project Justice lays the foundation for girls and women’s empowerment in the communities we serve.

Because where there is Justice, there is Hope.

Women and children need recourse when their human rights are violated.

Imagine being brutally attacked by your husband. You are rushed to the hospital, on the verge of death. At the hospital, you are cared for, and when you are slightly stronger, you are sent back home to the perpetrator of the crime because the hospital workers are ignorant of the law and the police require a bribe to file a report.

Or, imagine you are a 13-year-old girl, raped and impregnated by your assailant. Your family is so poor and ignorant of the law that they accept a cow from the family of the man as settlement for the deed. Case closed.

Incidents like these are what inspired Just Like My Child Foundation’s Project Justice: a comprehensive human rights education program conducted in partnership with FIDA Uganda, a local federation of women attorneys who are promoting the dignity and human rights of women and children by using law as a tool of social justice.

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We partner with human rights attorneys to build relationships in the community, so everyone works together to uphold and protect human rights.

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Police officers, judiciaries and politicians at the local level acknowledge the repercussions of a corrupt system and are trained to fairly and justly represent their community. They understand they will be held accountable for their actions and have committed to a lawful approach to investigating cases and law enforcement.

Local health care providers and counselors learn how to guide and advise their clients in matters pertaining to law. They are equipped to record and report human rights violations, as well as refer clients to local authorities who are accountable and committed to handling cases lawfully.

Community members are empowered with the knowledge of their rights and how to protect them, and volunteers and local leaders dive deeper into legal rights curriculum to become certified paralegals in their communities.

Our Results

As a result, women and children have recourse when their human rights are violated. Health care workers and community members know the law and how to enforce it, and local legal authorities can be approached for law enforcement without fear of bribery or corruption.

By promoting gender equality, law enforcement and reducing domestic violence and rape, Project Justice lays the foundation for girls and women’s empowerment in the communities we serve.

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Villages

1,137

Trained Community Legal Volunteers: 602 Men, 535 Women

76,596*

Total Lives Impacted

*75,459
INDIRECT

How you can change the future of women and girls:

$30 | Mentorship

Empower a Community Legal Volunteer with a one-on-one mentoring session with a FIDA-Uganda lawyer.

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$100 | Save for Justice

Provide a Community Legal Volunteer with the training necessary to get a sustainable community-led pool of funding flowing in their community for addressing legal emergencies.

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$500 | Community Training

Get an entire community fired up and prepared for The Girl Power Project by providing them with a comprehensive training on human and legal rights education conducted by a FIDA trained Community Legal Volunteer.

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$2,000 | Sponsor Project Justice

Lay the foundation for womens’ & girls’ empowerment in an entire community by promoting gender equality, law enforcement, and reducing domestic violence and rape.

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