Legal Aid to the needy in Mityana
Legal aid to help the needy in Mityana, Uganda, Africa.
Help for prisoners get justice in courts, inform families that erson has been imprisoned, knowing legal rights, land rights for widows, children rights club
Informing people of their legal rights as many are unaware and the justice system is not explained. People often imprisoned for small offences and not told of right to appeal or bail.
Children who are abused don't know where to go for safety.
Helping women imprisoned and children left and pregnant women in prison.
Have guidance talks in prisons, take on representation for those where there is definite injustice.
Informing relatives of imprisonment of person and ensuring children are being cared for.
Establishing peer group representation at schools for youngsters to inform authorities of child abuse. ensuring children know of safe local places.
1. Legal Awareness – Rights of Prisoners
Activities» Visits to prisons and group talks
More prisoners understand and ask for justice
Legal Counselling – Counselling & Guidance to convicted prisoners and those on remand.
Activities» Conduct survey
Convicted satisfied with judgment by court. Remand been to court and were aware of what was happening during the proceedings. All prisoners had chance to go to a court of law.
3. Court Representation
Activities» Legal aid team will help prepare the defendant for court
Legal representation was provided to some remand prisoners at Mityana Chief Magistrate’s Court, and also at Kakindu, Mwera and Mubende courts.
Establishing child's rights group
Activities» Discussion with children and parents at schools and informing children of their legal rights
Children will be asking for help
Those prisoners who are wrongly jailed will be freed.
Many will understand the justice system.
Less children are hiding from abuse and will be open to ask for help
That there will be far more cases than we can deal with and people hope that you can solve their problems.
Have to prioritize and inform those seeking help that you may not be able to solve their problems.
Through newsletters and annual report
Budget - Project Cost: £14,600Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £4,000 salary legal aid solicitor £5,000 salay solicitor £1,000 transport to prisons and workshops in schools £1,000 representation paperwork for court £1,600 phone help line line rental, mobile phones for peer rep leaflet printing £2,000 salary phone contact
Mityana district, Uganda, East africa
We have trialed it for 1 year and have good track record for running projects
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Project coordinator in Mityana for Mityana Charity
Mugeni Irene Wandera
Legal aid Project officer
Lawyer for the Mityana Charity