PROGRAMMATIC AREAS

Hope After Rape has four major areas of strategic intervention as enlisted below;

Psychosocial support

This is one of the core units of HAR programme intervention. It provides a diversity of activities including;

  • Provide counselling services to HIV/AIDS infected and affected people, survivors of sexual abuse and other forms of GBV.
  • Letter link communication aimed at providing counselling services to affected children and youths through letters.
  • Offering socio-economic support to HIV/AIDS infected and affected persons, survivors of sexual abuse and other forms of GBV and their caretakers.

Training (Capacity building)

This is designed for a wider category of individuals and institutions in response to identified needs, more specifically those whose health and rights in general are being abused. Activities carried out include;

  • Building capacities of community members about children, women and vulnerable groups’ rights, socio-economic issues and their obligations in promoting and protecting their rights.
  • Training community members and stakeholders in basic counselling and communication skills so as to manage survivors of sexual abuse and other forms of GBV.
  • Train and advise government, universities and other professional bodies about the psychological and human rights issues surrounding vulnerable groups in Uganda.

Advocacy, research and documentation

The overall objective of this programme is to gather data, use it for advocacy purposes so as to promote and protect the health and rights in general of the vulnerable groups including the children and women. It is a key department for publicity purposes and making HAR image and its partners shine or get protected. Parts of its activities include;

  • Lobbying and advocating for policy makers to strengthen and create policy frameworks conducive for the protection of women and children’s rights.
  • Raising community awareness about child and women’s rights, HIV/AIDS and GBV.
  • Creating and strengthening advocacy groups at all levels so as to promote and protect women and children’s rights.
  • Establishing and strengthening linkages with other partners for information sharing and effective service delivery mechanisms.

The Livelihood Programme Area

This area is intended to;

  • Increase food production, productivity and utilization in the communities aimed at realizing well nourished children and their household members.
  • Increase household incomes through initiation of VSLA concept.
  • Mitigate food insecurity of drought and flood affected communities.
  • Strengthen collaboration and network with other agencies.
  • Promote household incomes through increased agricultural productivity and sales.
  • Train community members on how to promote and increase sales through market access for the value chain.