Helping survivors heal and live peacefully
The TFV uses reconciliation and transitional justice approaches aimed at dealing with the consequences of the inter-ethnic conflict and legacies of systematic human rights violations and abuses so as to provide healing and redress for all victims and promote peaceful co-existence.
In 2019, partners of TFV organized 14 dialogues and peacebuilding meetings and engaged 1096 participants. As a result, 86 conflict cases were peacefully resolved by community mediators.
One of the main areas of focus of these dialogues has been the situation of children born in captivity, who are often rejected by their family members and communities owing in part to anti-social behaviours exhibited by these children. Through these dialogues, community members came to the understanding that the responsibility of reintegrating these children lay not only with the individual families, but with the community as a whole.
In 2018, approximately 8,794 persons were reached through sensitisation, psycho-education, and community dialogue activities carried out by TFV’s implementing partners. Implementers succeeded in ensuring that neither women nor men were disadvantaged by a lack of access to TFV-supported community engagement initiatives.
Through clinical outreach, we take services to the most vulnerable and often ignored populations in the community. The outreach teams are composed of hospital staff, health workers in lower-level health facilities, social workers and clinical teams from TPO Uganda and community volunteers. We conduct awareness raising, assessments, onsite treatment and referrals.
Clinical outreaches not only close the access gap but help us engage community members on issues such as mental health and how it linked to post-conflict recovery. We teach how to address stigma by breaking the silence and through sharing resourceful information. These connections are essential in strengthening peaceful coexistence, healing, reconciliation and guaranteeing non-recurrence of conflict.