Kasese District Local Government is proud to present this five-year Local Action Plan (LAP), 2020/2021-2024-2025 on the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325. The development of the LAP has undergone several stages, from capacity building workshops, reviews by COACT and the district team, validation workshop and presentation to District Council for approval. This is a milestone in the sustenance of effort to prevent conflict and Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Kasese district.
The LAP is aligned to the District Development Plan and the National Development Plan and addresses current and emerging conflict issues including climate change and environment disasters, land disputes, ethnic and cultural issues, women’s participation in peacebuilding processes and GBV.
GBV and conflict are not new phenomena to the people of Kasese District and Uganda as a whole. Kasese has had and witnessed violent conflicts over the years but GBV is unique and needs immediate preventive measures since it touches the function of the family thus our everyday livelihoods.
Therefore, the LAP was developed at a time when Kasese district is considering community action as an alternative measure of dispute resolution thus the need to manage and prevent conflicts at community and family levels. We shall ensure a conflict sensitive environment and social cohesion as we promote e peaceful co-existence amongst the people of Kasese district.
We are grateful to the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD), Norwegian Embassy, UN Women, Coalition for Action on 1325 (CoACT) and Rwenzori Consortium for Civic Competence (RWECO) who supported us financially and technically through the entire LAP development process. We appreciate the District Local Action Plan Taskforce that worked tirelessly to make this plan a reality.
As a district, we continue to pledge our commitment to promote peace and security in Kasese for sustainable development.
FOR GOD AND MY COUNTRY
SIBENDIRE BIGOGO GOEFREY
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