Name of the project: ‘To support Non State Actors (NSA) actions to promote access to justice’ Length: 24 months (till August 2017)
Target area: Mumbwa and Kapiri district in Central province; Petauke and Lundazi district in Eastern province. Target groups: 4,000 citizens (65% women) from 40 Area Associations (AAs) in the 4 targeted districts; 18- traditional leaders in 9 chiefdoms. The final beneficiaries are rural women and the population of Zambia. This projects focuses on increasing access to justice for survivors of Gender Based Violence (GBV) victims in rural communities of Central and Eastern province in Zambia.
1) To facilitate the participation of citizens in the policy process to increase social accountability and inform and improve policy implementation.
2) To deploy and integrated model of justice delivery for cases of GBV in rural remote areas.
1) Strengthening AAs with civic advocacy and legal skills
2) Engaging local chiefs
3) Increasing legal literacy of communities
4) Improve customary practices
5) Submitting legal revisions regarding provisions of anti-GBV laws
6) Increasing downward
7) Conducting AAs watchdog
8) Linking victims to support services
9) Conducting community Radio programmes
The change the project ‘To support Non State Actors (NSA) actions to promote access to justice’ wants to see:
1) Citizens are equipped to prioritise access to justice and eliminate GBV at a local level
2) National GBV policies are better implemented and aligned with community practices to address local constraints
3) Government actions are complemented to ensure women in rural areas receive justice for complaints of GBV cases (i.e sexual violence, abuse, forced marriage, divorce, custody and inheritance) and community led actions are implemented to ensure local government increases access to justice for rural women.