Human Rights and Transitional Justice

Innovating advocacy for truth and justice in Aceh

Transitional justice processes in Aceh are deadlocked, despite strong demands from victims. Elva and ACSTF will appeal to citizens within an innovative advocacy campaign, breaking the silence with a citizen’s appeal needed for tangible progress.

Submitted by (@markvanembdenandres)

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Elva and the Acehnese Civil Society Task Force (ACSTF) will set up an innovative advocacy platform designed to give victims of past violence and human rights violations a greater voice to lobby for concrete actions on transitional justice. Truth, justice and reconciliation will be promoted through high-quality citizen polling and a series of video testimonials. Recognizing their growing role in (future) policy making processes, the project will have a particular emphasis on engaging youth.

Describe the problem that your idea/project wants to address. :

Originally foreseen Truth and Reconciliation Committees (TRC) have never materialized, despite strong demands by civil society, particularly victims and their families. This is partly due to prevailing societal taboos and misinformation within societal and political discourse. Previous campaigns by civil society focused on traditional forms of engagement of local policy makers, but have fallen short of galvanizing the broad societal support needed to enable concrete policy changes.

How does your idea/project engage local, regional or national governments as a means of increasing citizen engagement and/or government responsiveness? :

ACSTF works with a coalition of key CSOs, incl. Kontras, Human Rights NGO Coalition, ALA, Flower, RPUK and Paska. These already have excellent working relationships with victim communities. Government will also be involved at the local legislative and judicial level. As transitional justice is a pressing issue throughout Indonesia, the campaign will serve as an example to other communities. Hence, national government, in particular parliament, will also be engaged.

How does your idea/concept engage with gender equality and/or the rights of disadvantaged groups? :

This approach is aimed to engage every citizen, especially victims during conflicts in Aceh. Victims are very often women and disadvantaged groups of people. In traditional activities by ACSTF and its partners, women and disadvantaged groups already play a thoroughly important role. As such, they will continue to do so during this project.

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Rural Road Community Monitoring Project (RR-CMP)

Idea tries to tackle issues of weak citizen monitoring in road construction by empowering community and strengthening accountability through training, information, feedback and dialogues while employing mobile and online portal technology

Submitted by (@gulbazali)

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Road construction is an attractive and money minting sector taken care by both MPAs/MNAs and district administration. The idea will implement community monitoring of completed and ongoing road construction in a Rs:150B KPRRP project while employing mobile and online portal technology. Community monitors duly trained on technical monitoring, RTI and social audit will monitor the selected constructed and ongoing roads in one of the districts of Southern Punjab.

Describe the problem that your idea/project wants to address. :

KPRRP is a three year Rs: 150B road project of Punjab government with Rs: 52B allocation for FY2015-16. In Punjab, procurement of contractors is regulated by PPRA rules and monitoring is done through bureaucrats and elected officials with least citizen engagement. Completed and ongoing schemes are riddled by lack of transparency and corruption. Capacitated community on road monitoring, enhanced transparency and engagement can improve accountability of resource rich infrastructure sector.

How does your idea/project engage local, regional or national governments as a means of increasing citizen engagement and/or government responsiveness? :

RRCMP encourages local and provincial government official engagement through community forums, dissemination workshops, mobile phones and online portal. Government responsiveness will improve owing to information provision, taking stern actions against non-complying contractors & officials, and participate in community forums. Local elected officials will also be invited in community gatherings and make access to online portal for bringing community engagement into road governance

How does your idea/concept engage with gender equality and/or the rights of disadvantaged groups? :

Women and youth will be trained in road monitoring, RTI and social audit. This is embedded that community monitors engage women in auditing of completed roads and train on use of RTI in seeking information on road contracts. Similarly, youth will be taken in role of community monitors as they are literate, educated and active lead the monitoring process.

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Human Rights and Transitional Justice

ICT for patient rights

Patients who know their rights and are active participants in a shared decision- making process have a better knowledge of treatment options and can make informed decisions about their health and self manage.

Submitted by (@agabapeter)

Which sub-theme question will you be answering and how? Refer to manual for the sub-theme questions :

For WorldWide Smiles is to solve subtheme"How can we engage youth and marginalized populations in transitional justice and human rights issues addressing legacies of conflict through the use of technology?" and this will through formulation patients rights e-clubs on social media,developing and publicizing of mobile application which will be used to inform youth(champions) in detail the patients rights and roles of charter and helping them to report any abuse to police and charter.

Describe the problem that your idea/project wants to address. :

The realization of patients’ rights in resource-constrained and patient-burdened public health care settings in Uganda remains an obstacle towards quality health care delivery, health care-seeking behaviour and health outcomes. Although the Uganda Patients’ Charter of 2009 empowers patients to demand quality care, inequitable access and abuse remain common. with Most of the patients (79%) who met a challenge never attempted to demand their rights.There need to boost demand patients rights.

How does your idea/project engage local, regional or national governments as a means of increasing citizen engagement and/or government responsiveness? :

The project is to work hand in hand with ministry of health patients charter social media pages to publicize the platform,engage already existing members and organisation,work with district health officers and village health teams easily mobilize the youth in there communities and enforcement of the rights ,it will also age judiciary to ensure quick response to any abuse of the kind. Ministry of ICT also making platform more publized.

How does your idea/concept engage with gender equality and/or the rights of disadvantaged groups? :

The concept is not gender based ,every one is free to join our e-social media clubs regardless of gender, can download the mobile application and can report any abuse of the kind, and for any case reported any one can take track and follow proceedings, any one can freely get detailed copy of patients rights in all formats,any one can easily download any iec from the application,and generally the concept is open to every one to learn,demand,report and do any thing freely on the platform.

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