Human Rights Desk
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Human Rights Desk

Our structure

The church structure of the North Western Diocese in many ways is comparable to the state structure. The diocese works on regional level. On this level, the office of the human Rights desk was established. On the district level, the diocese consists of 9 districts (Northern A, Northern B, Bukoba, Eastern, Western, Central, South A, Southern B and Southern C districts).

 

Roles and Responsibilities

We are combating community violence in three ways

  • We are mobilizing the community by conducting seminars at all levels according to the structure of our diocese by educating Community Leaders, Religious Leaders, Women, Men and Youth.

 

  • We are accompanying victims of violence who do not know where to go for claiming for their rights. In doing so, we are covering some costs for court fee and if there is a need for an advocate, we do pay for those who cannot afford to pay.
  • We are making mediation. When we receive the case (conflict) first of all, we meet both sides in order to discuss the issue. We convince the community to handle their conflicts with mediation because through this way the real forgiveness is being done

Faith based leaders

  1. How long have you been involved in this programs?
  2. With whom are you doing these duties?
  3. How many religious leaders are involved and from which religious groups?
  4. Why are some these denomination leaders not participating fully?

  Equality

  1. These are different groups of people; e. g men, women, youths, children, girls and boys. Which groups among these do you deal with frequently now often?
  2. Why do some groups (if any) are not included?
  3. Do you usually teach /preach about HIV and AIDS within each group or do you combine them?

   Empowerment

  1. How were you empowered before you started this Program?
  2. How do you pass information AC to the community?
  3. When did you have meeting or seminars about AC; which groups of people /participants have good attendance?

 Sustainability

  1. KZACP is coming to an end but the need for AC is still there, do you have any suggestions of how we can continue even after the donors have phased out?
  2. According to your observation do you think the Program has reached its goal?
  3. If not, what were the main causes and how can we improve the implementation for the future?

General information

  1. How far do you involve PLHAS in the religious community leadership?
  2. How the does Faith based Community regard the infected people? As sinners, outcast or ordinary sick persons?
  3. Do you sometimes preach/teach HIV/AIDS issues in the church or Mosque?
  4. What problem do you face to include teachings about HIV/AIDS in your sermons?
  5. What are the major problems facing one partner whose wife/husband found infected with HIV/AIDS?
  6. How do you deal with him or her?
  7. How do you see the importance of the network of religious leaders’ i. e BUNERELA, KANERELA or MWASHNERELA?
  8. Has this network brought any behavioral changes in your community or congregation you serve?
  9. Name some changes
  10. Do you think these networks will continue operating after the exit of KZACP? If yes, how do you think will survive?
  11. Are there any stakeholders/ NGOs that have shown interest of supporting the initiative of this network or the work of KZACP in the community you serve?
  12. Are religious leaders still practicing the issues of Stigma and discrimination to the congregation they serve?

Project staff

 Participation

  1. What types of people are involved in your staff?
  2. Do you have any top religious leaders among your staff?
  3. Is there any religious denomination found in your area being represented in the membership of BUNERELA/KANERELA/MWASHNERELA?
  4. If some are not represented what are the main reasons?

Equality

  1. Was the KZACP able to reach and help all the vulnerable in the region?
  2. Were there issues regarding gender in the project intervention?

Empowerment

  • Were you satisfied with the aid given from KZACP donors in terms of education, motivation or any other staff support?
  • What have you been lacking as project staff?

 Sustainability (the same as for FBL)

PLHAS and the Community

Participation

  1. How did you come to know about this Program?
  2. How do the members of your family participate in this Program?
  3. How do you share the HIV/AIDS information with your family and friends?

 Equality

  1. Do you attend seminars /meetings about AC held in your surroundings?
  2. Do you think all infected and affected people attend these seminars /meetings?
  3. If there is some who do not attend, what reasons do they give out?
  4. Do you often attend health service for your health checkups? How long do you take to reach the health centre? Are all services available in the health centers you normally visit? (if not why?)

Empowerment

How are you empowered by the FBL or Ward leaders to help people in your community?

Do you think you are getting enough input from the FBL teachings in relation to HIV/AIDS status in the community you leave?

What do you think the community will face after the exit of this Program in your area?

Sustainability (The same as for FBL)