Community Empowered to fight for human rights

 A Non-Government Organization (NGO) Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER) has championed the inclusion of local community in the fight for their rights.

 A team of 40 community members, code named Community Advocates (CA) have been deployed to observe the human rights violation in their community.

 The ISER program officer for Social Accountability and Citizen Participation Rehema Nassozi Ssozi said the CA put keen eyes on education, health, business and community participation to identify the possible human rights violations.

 She said several action have been taken up ISER from the report submitted by the CA in courts and with the relevant duty bearers at the different administrative levels.

The Kayunga District Vice chairperson Mr. Musisi Charles said that ISER through its CAs have made remarkable strides in improving service delivery.” They help us reach where we cannot reach and identify issues or areas of improvement which is vital in district planning” said Musisi.

 The CAs are residents carefully selected to serve as volunteers within their localities. ISER give them special training on human rights and later deployed to serve the community.

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