The Peace Centre with funding support from Women Peace and Humanitarian Fund / Spotlight with technical support from UN Women is implementing a project Leading Voices: Strengthening Capacities for Gender Based Violence Prevention and Peace Building in Humanitarian Context in Adjumani district – Uganda. A project that intends to strengthen the leadership capacity and influence of local women leaders and women groups across refugee settlement and host community at Sub County level in Adjumani district to work together to address Violence Against Women, Women’s specific Peace and Security concerns as well as effectively influence peace building and decision making processes to advance gender equality in humanitarian setting using SASA Together methodology.
To equip the staff with knowledge and skills on SASA Together model, The Peace Centre conducted a 4 days’ refresher training of trainers for 18 staff members from 3rd to 6th August. The training enhanced the capacity of staff to implement the project using SASA Together methodology. Staff were able to identify key strategies and stakeholders to engage during the implementation, action plan to roll out the project was developed, staff gained learnt to integrate sustainability, learning and assessment right from the project start. The SASA Model has been modernized into a new model called SASA! Together a community mobilization approach to prevent Violence Against Women (VAW). SASA! means “NOW”, and it emphasizes the need for urgent action towards VAW whereas Together maintains that change is possible through collaborative effort.