Project information

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

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Charity information: Mityana Charity

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  • Need

    Need

    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.

    Solution

    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.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    1. Legal Awareness – Rights of Prisoners

    Activities

    » Visits to prisons and group talks

    More prisoners understand and ask for justice


    Aim 2

    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.


    Aim 3

    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.


    Aim 4

    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


  • Impact

    Impact

    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

    Risk

    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.

    Reporting

    Through newsletters and annual report

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £14,600

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      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
  • Background

    Location

    Mityana district, Uganda, East africa

    Beneficiaries

    population

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have trialed it for 1 year and have good track record for running projects

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Geoffrey Kinawaale

    Project coordinator in Mityana for Mityana Charity

    Mugeni Irene Wandera

    Legal aid Project officer

    Nantale Susan

    Lawyer for the Mityana Charity