Digital Human Rights Lab Projects
At the Digital Human Rights Lab total of five Communities of Practice have been established. We are proud to present eight projects subsume…
This project is led by Associates For Health Rights Limited (AHAR) who partnered up with Sexual Minorities Uganda, Ice-Breakers Uganda, Ark-Wellness Center. Tranz-Gender Network, UNESO-Sex Workers Network and Rhiza Collective-Technical support.
The LGBTI and Sex Worker community are a vulnerable community and were more vulnerable during the Covid-19 total lock-down - they suffered intensified effects of the Covid-19 pandemic situation in Uganda. To that note, the project intends to mitigate the human rights abuses by putting in place measures to address mental health challenges arising from the effects of the pandemic using apeer based approach. The project will further create a committee of responders and focal persons identified within the partnering organisations to support for the LGBTI and Sex workers communities.
The Project plans to train a committee and focal persons who will then be in position to respond to the needs of their respective communities. Following, the project will impact of the human rights defenders by creating tools that can used in and during times of crisis. These tools are to build on the resilience and regenerate the human rights defenders to be able to continue with their advocacy work. The CoP is using a peer based approach to mitigate mental health within human rights defenders and the respective communities. This effective approach will reach many members of the target group since the communities and peers shall be trained on the digital tools to respond to the needs of the target group.
AHAR will work with and through an existing framework of LGBTI and Sex workers advocacy organisations. The project identifies community members and focal persons from these organisations who will form the community and focal persons as responders for the peer based approach to mental health program. It's through these organisations that the project will be implemented to impact on the larger community of human rights defenders.
The project will be implemented from September 2020 to November 2020.