Advocates for sustainable health & wealth in Africa

Protection and Peace Building

The situation

According to available reports, Busia has a big number of orphans and vulnerable children, largely because of HIV/AIDs. This makes these children easily susceptible to child trafficking, defilement, child labour and prostitution.

Our response

1. Child Protection

ASHWA collaborates with the district local government and other partners to promote and protect children’s rights through the following processes;

  • Our community volunteers
  • Working with the district probation officer and other civil society organisations to carry out medical assessments, offer counselling and mobilise support to re-integrate the child with their parents

Through these comprehensive approaches, we strengthen community systems, improve nutrition by addressing issues critical to the health of the mothers, new-borns and young children in our communities.

In order to realize sustainable health measures and scale up nutritional interventions in Busia district, ASHWA pays particular attention to enhancing the delivery of essential nutrition services to pregnant women, infants and young children during the first 1,000 days from conception to 24 months of age.

1. Child Protection

ASHWA works with diverse partners to ensure local and regional commitments uphold the right to live free of violence and that commitments made are implemented and monitored to achieve their intended results. These efforts build on the significant legal and policy foundation that exists across Eastern Uganda, focus on closing the implementation gap and ensuring accountability for commitments made.

At the operational level, ASHWA works to support local and regional institutions to implement their commitments to end Gender Based Violence by advancing capacities, promoting increased investments on the issue, and strengthening multi-stakeholder partnerships and collaboration toward the delivery of evidence-based, context-specific interventions across Eastern Uganda.

2. Cross Boarder Co-operation

We collaborate with key stakeholders to ensure that youth participation and contribution at the continental level is substantial and sustainable, we collaborate with key stakeholders and borderlands Civil Society Organizations (CSO) to strengthen their advocacy capacities, enhance collaborative relationships and influence of CSOs to infuse compelling evidence into regional and continental decision making processes on cross border cooperation and tackling borderland human security challenges.

These efforts have increased the participation and contribution of young people in regional and continental policy that affects the borderland communities in East Africa.