SASA! Together is an activist approach for preventing violence against women. This guide is a revised edition of the SASA! Activist Kit for Preventing Violence Against Women and HIV.
The Curriculum builds on lessons learned by the Eminent Women in the WSR-Uganda Uganda (2016), whose work confirmed that a culture of peaceful elections needs to be inculcated in the country. Uganda needs structural conflict prevention, and not just respond to violence outbreaks that arise prior, during and after elections.
This Curriculum serves as one of the institutional mechanism to provide content, process and tools for Early Warning, Early Response and Conflict Transformation work. The Curriculum has also been customized to develop knowledge products for different stakeholders to enhance their skills and attitude to effectively promote governance, peace and development that is gender-responsive.
COVID-19 has introduced different ways of working, connecting, relating and being. How do we adjust to this new world order and still enjoy the work that we do? How do we avoid burning out caused by isolation and overload of social media? COVID-19 has made us realise that we need to build a new sense of practice.
The work of The Peace Centre is founded on the progressive principles of feminism acknowledging that the feminist movement has been in existence for long.
The Peace Centre subscribes and its work is guided by the Charter of Feminist Principles for African Feminists which ring true to the work of amplifying women voices, and the belief that anyone labelled as a second-class citizen must be protected without labelling.
As a feminist organization that is committed to the intentional integration of wellness into the ways and practices of organizing for transformational leadership, we developed a training model, “Harnessing Our Power with Soul: Bespoke curriculum for Transformational Leadership and Wellness” with the support of Womankind Worldwide through the “Women’s Advocacy for Voice and Empowerment through inclusive platforms in Uganda” project.
The Bespoke Curriculum contains some practical activities in an attempt to meet the needs of diverse groups at different stages of organizational growth and their varied approaches to learning and ways of sharing knowledge. This allows activists to visualize the experiences of others doing similar work to their own and to see themselves in these experiences.
The model showcases Isis-WICCE strategies and initiatives of making a difference in women’s lives in peace building and post conflict recovery processes in Africa and beyond and making it part and parcel of the existing knowledge as a contribution to feminist engagement at the level of political practice as well as theory building
Isis-WICCE, using its action-oriented approach noted the urgent need for the development of a standardized locally adapted training manual for use to train operational level health workers working in areas affected by armed conflict. This manual builds on the experiences of medical interventional work carried out by Isis-WICCE to bridge health gaps in post conflict communities. The prototype of this manual was pre-tested among health workers based in Kitgum district and among psychiatric clinical officers drawn from various war affected districts of Uganda, with their comments and suggestions considered in its revision.