PADEAP work with rural communities to achieve sustainable peace, we work to respond to the immediate needs in conflict zones and offer longer-term training and support to integrate peace building and reconciliation activities into the development process.
War and violence often impede development in countries and regions where civil strife flourishes, in some instances, reversing social and economic progress. Increasingly, communities around the world are in need of support systems to defuse potential and existing conflicts and to help foster enabling conditions for peace to take place, including strengthening traditional reconciliation mechanisms.
Using a rights-based approach to development, PADEAP & World Vision works from the premise that every human being is a holder of rights, which governments are obliged to respect, promote, protect, and fulfill. Our approach works to prevent conflicts and maintain peace by supporting civil society through dialogue, mediation, advocacy, and building awareness and tolerance among the groups in conflict.
In post-conflict settings, peace building and reconciliation activities are critical.
- Reconstructing and creating civil society structures —Community-based human rights and peace education initiatives to strengthen civil society by enabling citizens to identify root causes of poverty and injustice and advocate their concerns to their local, regional, and national governments.
Peace education activities with young people—Peace education programs work with young people as “agents of change” to lay the groundwork for a more tolerant and peaceful future.
Capacity Building– Adopting train the trainer approach build the capacity of community leaders, PADEAP staff, students and partner organizations in Peace building and conflict analysis.
Sexual gender based violence
PADEAP partners with women groups in Uganda including AKINA MAMA WA AFRICA, ISIS WICCE, UWONET, UGONET to put refugee women’s issues on policy and the development agenda.
PADEAP has worked with the Ugandan police force, community liaison office, child protection unit and the local councils in highlighting the unique circumstances and needs of women and girls from the refugee community. Conducting joint seminars on a range of issues including domestic violence and child abuse.
In 2010 PADEAP conducted a survey on the Magnitude of Gender Sexual Based Violence on refugee women. The survey covered the refugee host areas and regions of Kampala, West Nile and South Western Uganda. The report of this survey is out and its will guide PADEAP in its future programming and interventionists strategy.
SPORTS FOR CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT
Pan Africanism through sport
Promote peace building & conflict resolution
Empower women and girls
Improve youth literacy levels
Provide psychosocial support to trauma victims
Promote HIV/AIDS prevention, nutrition & health education
Enhance personal development & life skills
Sport unifies – Nationally, culturally and socio-economically. All of Africa united behind the first World cup held on African soil in South Africa in 2010.
The core values inherent in sport are compatible with the basics necessary for development – for example, fair play, sharing, cooperation, respect, empowering, motivation and inspiring. Sport by its nature is social and an effective mobilizing tool. Sporting events bring together many people and communities from different walks of life, becoming an effective platform for educative community programmes.
At the most fundamental level, sport and play are a child’s right, as detailed in article 31 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: States shall “recognize the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts." There is also a broad consensus that regular physical activity is essential for the physical, mental, psychological and social development of children and young people. Involvement in sport can boost health, improving academic performance and help reduce crime.
Sport can enhance life skills such as leadership, discipline, fair play, and peace building, which will increase young peoples self-esteem and resilience. Young people, especially girls who possess these crucial life skills will serve as catalysts for healthier, happier and more peaceful communities.
Sport-based programs promote leadership, teamwork, and critical thinking, networking and negotiation skills and enhance female empowerment.
Sport activities and active interaction are allowing young people affected by conflict a chance to be play again by encouraging resiliency and providing psychosocial support.
Sport-based programs can effectively deliver lifesaving information on health, HIV, tropical diseases, and hygiene to young people and those at risk.
Sporting events are used to advocate for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in Uganda and Africa
Sport events can raise awareness of environmental issues
PADEAP UGANDA works with refugee community groups; YARID and MOBAN to implement the sports for development work in Kampala and Nakivale refugee settlement.
YARID – Training sessions/ events – Nsambya – St Peter’s football Ground
4 football teams - Over 18 Men & Women; Under 16; Under 12 boys and girls