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Justice is defined as protecting rights and punishing wrongs. The concept of justice derives from  law  and  refers to standards of rights set or defined by law and enforced by specific institutions, with the State bearing primary responsibility for the protection of those rights. Justice involves the resolution of disputes that arise between individuals, business entities or the State. Law is a set of rules governing a society and it performs various functions in a society. For example, law is used in the maintenance of peace and order through forbidding certain acts like theft, rape and treason. Access to justice is defined as the ability of people to seek and obtain a remedy through formal or informal institutions of justice for grievances in compliance with human rights standards.


The aim of this module is to guide citizens understand how to seek justice and obtain a remedy through formal or informal institutions.


  1. Explain the meaning of justice
  2. Understanding individual rights during the process of law enforcement.
  3. Identify Institutions responsible for administration of justice.
  4. Describe the various alternative dispute resolution mechanisms

Key Messages

  1. Do not suffer in silence. Know where to seek justice.
  2. You do not always need a lawyer to go to court
  3. After the death of a family head, the law guides on how to administer his/her property
  4. Mob justice is a crime, avoid it.
  5. LC Courts are not allowed to handle criminal cases.
  6. Prisoners have a right to communicate with their family members.
  7. Every person should make a Will.
  8. A police officer has powers to ask a driver to stop, give his driver’s permit together with his name and address.
  9. In case a driver does not have a driving permit with him at the time he is asked to produce it, the law allows him to produce it within a period of 48 hours
  10. It is not true that the first person to report a case to Police is the only one listened to and assisted by the Police
  11. Police will listen to both parties regardless of who reports the case first.
  12. Everyone is equal before the law.
  13. Child offenders should not be (detained) accommodated in the same room with adults.
  14. Not every dispute that arises in society must end up in court. Merge with 23
  15. Every accused person has a right to bail
  16. Every accused person is innocent until proven guilty.
  17. Any adult person of a sound mind and good reputation can be a surety.
  18. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods can help solve disputes.
  19. Access free legal services from legal aid providers.

Sub Topics

  1. Introduction.
  2. The concept of access to justice.
  3. Institutions that administer justice in Uganda.
  4. Individual rights during the process of administration of justice .
  5. Various methods of resolving disputes.
  6. Barriers to access to justice.
  7. Measures to improve access to justice.

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Define local government, link it to decentralization, then follow with Decentralization is a policy  where  the  central  government  transfers  administrative  and financial decisionmaking authority to local governments. These local governments  have jurisdiction within which they provide public services to the people they are accountable to.


The aim of this module is to increase citizens awareness of the functioning of local governme nt system in Uganda.


The objectives of this module are to:

  1. Mention the concept of decentralization;
  2. Explain the principles of the Local Government system in Uganda;
  3. Explain the structure of the Local Government system in Uganda;
  4. Discuss the functions and services of Local Government;
  5. The role of Central Government and the people in Local Governments
  6. Explain the benefits of decentralization.

Key Messages

Key Sub Topics

In this module the following sub topics are covered:

1. Introduction
2. The concept of decentralisation
    a. Meaning of decentralisation
    b. aims
    c. objectives and policy
3. Principles and setup of the Local Government system
4. Powers, functions and services of Local Governments
5. The Roles and responsibilities of the Central Government and the citizens
    a. Ministry of local government
    b. The people
6. The benefits of decentralization

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Promoting equal opportunities to both women and men is now globally accepted as a development strategy for  reducing poverty levels in society. It improves living standards and enhances efficiency of inclusive service  delivery. The attainment of gender equality is a human rights issue and is essential to the achievement of sustainable development. Gender equality and women’s empowerment continue to be central themes in global treaties, covenants, and declarations. They are now acknowledged as catalysts to people-centred development strategies which focus on poverty reduction and an improved standard of living. Good governments are those that give men and women equal voices in decision-making and policy implementation The introduction of the Millennium Development  Goals (MDGs) in 2000  brought about more vigorous global and national attention to pursuing gender
sensitive policies. Goal 3 of the MDGs, aims at achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment. This goal is central to the  attainment of all the other MDGs. To attain MDG 3 and all the other goals, there is need to increase the capacity of development planners and other policy advocates to understand how gender relations work. For example, a lot of evidence shows that without addressing gender equality, investments in ural/agricultural  developments  will  not last long or have deep and widespread impacts.


The aim of this module is to raise gender awareness, responsiveness and promote gender equity and equality.


The objectives of this module are:
1. To raise awareness of gender concepts amongst citizens.
2. Promote an understanding of the relationship between gender and development.
3. Enhance the understanding of the relationship between gender and governance.
4. Increase the knowledge about linkages between gender and service delivery
5. Create awareness on Gender based violence among citizens.

Key messages

  1. Treat men and women equally
  2. Daughters are as good as sons treat them equally
  3. Men and women are equally protected by the law
  4. Stop gender discrimination!
  5. Change cultures, customs or traditions which are against the dignity of girls / women
  6. Empower women by educating a girl child
  7. Gender inequalities constrain Uganda’s development progress
  8. Both women and men should equally participate in and benefit from decision making processes.
  9. Women equally provide good leadership
  10. Equal participation in governance institutions promotes gender equity.
  11. Integration of women and men improves the democratic processes
  12. Stop gender based violence!
  13. No man wants to see his daughter mistreated  so do not mistreat your wife because she is someone’s daughter
  14. The law does not recognize cohabitation as marriage
  15. For marriage to take place, it must be authorized under the law.
  16. Customary  marriages  may  be  polygamous  provided  a  person  has  not undergone different type of marriage
  17. A valid marriage certificate is evidence that there is marriage.

Sub Topics

1. General introduction
2. Understanding Gender
   a. Concept of gender
   b. Gender needs
   c. Promotion of gender roles
   d. Legal framework
3. Gender discrimination
4. Women empowerment and Development
5. Gender and Governance
   a. Gender relations
   b. Women’s participation in governance
   c. Gender and Health
   d. Gender and Service Delivery
6. Gender based violence
7. Marriage, Separation and Divorce in Uganda
8. Organisations that promote Gender Equality in Uganda

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