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Community Based Conflict Resolution

Ensuring Women Protection in Conflict Resolution

 

Objective

This project aims to increase citizens’ access to improved, gender and human rights compliant mechanisms of informal justice. Under CBDR SRSP strengthens the capacity of community mediators who serve as mediators in conflicts. 

Activities

  • Map community mediation mechanisms across Peshawar.
  • Develop code of conduct for community mediators.
  • Community Mediators are trained to apply gender and human-rights best practices in mediation.
  • Encourage community mediators to conform to Constitution and prevailing laws while mediating disputes.
  • Provide mentoring to trained local community mediators and help documentation of cases.
  • Assisting the Government in developing a legal framework in informal justice.

Main Activities

1.   CBDR Trainings/ Refresher Courses

Aitbaar project builds the capacity of the community to enforce their legal rights and be aware of their civic responsibilities. It will enable people to resolve their problems according to prevailing laws and regulations. It educates the people in current legal system. It also educates them with access to specific platforms for grievances redressal. It also aims to narrow communication gap between state and citizens by by confidence building measures and sustainable linkages. 

The purpose of the trainings is to introduce a selected group of participants to the concept of ADR. Under Aitbaar SRSP is facilitating in enhancing their ADR skills. 

2.   Mediation/Case Collection

Aitebaar has trained 127 community mediators in mediation, gender and human rights. Out of 127, 106 are male mediators while 21 are female mediators. Most mediators are volunteers. The focus is to train the mediators in gender and human rights compliance. Community mediation will make dispute settlement time and cost efficient.

In first phase, SRSP provided 4 days of training to community mediators and post-training. SRSP's Legal Empowerment Officers engage with trained mediators for data collection and general interaction.

3.    Mentoring Activity

Aitebaar trained community mediators in gender and human rights compliant mediation. This activity provides Mentoring to trained community mediators. Mentoring emphasises  on gender and human rights compliant mediation and provides technical help.

4.   Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct (“the Code”) provides a framework for self-regulation for the community Mediators. It helps community Mediators to achieve fair settlements in compliance with international standards of human rights, the Constitution and the legislative frameworks of Pakistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). These laws include, pro-women laws, Anti-women Practices Act 2011 (prohibition of swara/bride-giving, inheritance deprivation) family law and child rights.

It also contains recommendations, which individual Mediators may choose to practice.

There are 5 parts to this code:

  • Introduction
  • Ethical framework
  • Standards for Mediators
  • Preventing harm
  • Mediation process

This Code may can be used by other mediatory non-governmental and community based organizations. The provisions of this Code doesn't replace or contravene, the Pakistan or KP legislative framework and rules.

5.    Do No Harm (DNH) Safeguards 

This document examines the DNH safeguards to understand how this work might unintentionally contribute to both conflict/tension and human rights violations. The document identified possible harms and existing and potential safeguards (both preventative and monitoring actions). It then mapped the existing and potential safeguards against possible harms, to determine if the safeguards are adequate and to identify recommendations for enhancing them.

The DNH Safeguards document summarizes the issues identified as potentially causing harm and outlines Aitebaar’s approach to putting measures in place to safeguard against the identified, potential and unintended harm (“the harm”). Aitebaar specifically works to assess the feasibility of proposed safeguards; outline if and how Aitebaar can implement them; and propose alternative or further safeguards that could be pursued where possible.

Concentrated efforts to ensure DNH Safeguards are incorporated in all trainings.  They focus on Women Rights, Special laws of Women, Children and Islam & Rights of Women, Acid Control and Acid Crime Prevention, Protection Against Harassment of Women and etc.

6.    Network of Community Mediators in Peshawar

Aitebaar organizes Networking events for mediators. Mediators collaborate with each other, expand their sphere of influence and address mediation issues in these events.

Currently, Aitebaar trained Mediators team up with fellow Mediators who may or may not have been trained by Aitebaar. It results in coordination and working together in case referrals and mediating disputes. The mediators hope government engagement and their inclusion in government mechanism. 

 

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Earthquake Pakistan 2015

On the 26th of October, 2015 a strong earthquake measuring 8.1 on Richter scale struck major cities of Pakistan, including the northern areas in the KP and FATA. District Shangla, Chitral, Upper and Lower Dir, Swat, Thor ghar, Malakand, Buner and Battagram are amongst the worst affected in the province while Bajaur agency has received severe damages in FATA. SRSP has its presence in the entire earthquake affected areas which are accessible and has started preliminary assessment through its field teams. Most affected areas with severe damages have been explained by the below table (Ref: PDMA)


S#

District / Agency

Houses Damaged

Deaths

Injured

1

Shangla

3311

50

250

2

Chitral

1486

32

200

3

Swat

3681

37

222

4

Dir Lower

2397

25

248

5

Dir Upper

3170

17

162

6

Bajaur

1700

22

145

7

Malakand

792

2

79

8

Buner

429

9

98

9

Battagram

100

0

47

10

Tor Ghar

250

20

18

Grand Total

17,316

214

1,469

The above numbers may increase as soon as the assessments are complete in inaccessible areas. Apart from the above most of the community based infrastructure schemes such as water supply systems, irrigation and sanitation have received damages due to the earthquake. The number of such damages would be confirmed once our teams complete the ongoing damage assessments at the field level at various affected areas. Overall 155 schools have been reported damages partially or completely. Besides above, other areas such as Kohistan, Mardan, Swabi, Tank Lakki Marwat have also been affected on account of damages to local infrastructure.
Gender Segregation: Among the casualties, it is obtained that 27% male, 35% females and the rest of 38% children lost their lives. Similar is the case with injuries.
Existing Response and Required Need: Though Government departments including district and agency administration, FDMA, PDMA etc are providing food and other non-food items, however there is still a lot to do especially in the forms of Tents, Winterized Kits etc. as winter is approaching and there is very less resources with the communities to rebuild their damages houses. As per SRSP assessment details, there is need of 9,000 tents and 5,000 Winterized kits to be provided to remaining affected families on immediate basis.
Following the relief phase, there would massive efforts required on the rehabilitation of the damaged infrastructure especially houses damaged either partially or completely. Approximately, 10,000 houses need immediate rehabilitation and reconstructions.
d2Resources Required:
Winter has started in the entire affected areas which have elevated the atrocities and impacts of the earthquake. Tents and winterization kits are amongst the most immediate needs. Based on the above fact and figure, there is an urgent need of resources both In-Cash and In-Kind to access the remaining affected families immediately. The Cost of the 2 utmost needs Tents and Winterized kits is given as below;
Tents: PKR 16,000 per Tent
Winterized Kit: PKR 10,000 per Kit
The winterized kits consist of different items that are required to cope up with the cold.   


Donation Information

Title: Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP)
Bank: Standard Chartered Bank
Address: P.O Box No 18, 35 Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam Peshawar Cantt
Phone No: +92-91-5275146/5275664
Pak Rs Account No: 08-7759614-42
IBAN # PK39 SCBL 0000 0087 7596 1442
USD Account No: 05-7772777-90
IBAN # PK25 SCBL 0000 1057 7727 7790

Contact Address
SRSP Head Office
House No 109, Street 2-B, Defence Officers Colony Khyber Road Peshawar KP Pakistan.
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Telephone: 0092-91-5254540
Fax: 0092-91-5276734

Ensuring Transparency: The donors can identify their priority area with the amount donated. The report on the assistance provided can be shared with donors via their email on request along with beneficiaries list.

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PTC training

The premise behind PTC trainings was to impart skills to the parent teacher councils by educating its members regarding its functions. The project ran in a total of 25 districts, taking over the responsibility to train nearly 28,000 PTCs and its members. So far 11,542 PTCs have been trained in 12 districts.
In order to train PTCs, the skills of 367 master trainers were honed in number of workshops. Master trainers were allotted categories A, B and C as a measure of their performance and only the best were made to train PTCs.
As a consequence, a total of 11,542 PTCs were reformed by providing them with adequate training through these workshops. These consisted of 86,570 PTC members out of which 52,345 were male members while 34,225 were female members.
One of the major objectives of this project was to work with the education department of the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and help engage the community in education related activities. This enabled both the bodies to achieve an improvement in the quality of education being imparted as increased awareness among PTC members would lead to a more positive outcome on the educational institutions.

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UNICEF “Promotion of Education in FATA and KPK”

With 38,988 children enrolled in government primary school the project “Promotion of Education in FATA and KPK” wrapped up, having achieved its aims that were: increased enrolment, reduction in dropout and maintaining retention. With these goals at the heart of the venture, the project set out to work in districts of Peshawar, Bannu, Kohat, and D. I. Khan along with Lakki Marwat, South Waziristan, Orakzai and Kurram Agency.
One of its premises was to engage the community by increasing their awareness regarding education whereby efforts were then made to revive education facilities and previously established structures with the help of the community.
During this project 1200 Parent Teacher Councils and Taleemi Islahi Jirgas were either reformed or reactivated. Their members were given training in disciplines such as social mobilisation, planning and development of schools, financial management, effective use of resources in addition to mentoring and monitoring. In an attempt to improve the quality of education a total of 1200 teachers and 1200 head teachers were trained. 120 CRPS were also trained in order for them to work as education activists, building capacity of the community even after the project’s completion.
Such achievements are not just remarkable to have been achieved in a time span of 9 months however, the impact of these measures is such that it will continue to make a difference in the education sector long after the project has winded up. Community members and stake holders will be able to plan better and coordinate upon promotion of education leading to more positive results.

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Take a Child to School Project

ILMPOSSIBLE- Take a Child to School programme (TACS) is an initiative of the British Council in all over Pakistan to increase the enrollment of out of school children and to retain them for at least three years, with the help of youth Active Citizen Volunteers. ILMPOSSIBLE – Take a Child to School Programme is co-funded programme of the British Council and Educate a Child (EAC). Programme aims to enroll more than 130000 out of school children all over Pakistan by trained & engaging 13000 Active Citizens. SRSP is implementing TACS project in 6 Districts of KPK including (Kohistan, Shangla, Chitral, Swat, Haripur and Abbottabad) by the end of 2015 under ILMPOSSIBLE.
Under TACS project SRSP will enroll 13000 out of school children in these districts through their volunteers and for the sustainability of education promotion at local level SRSP will also form 25 Mohalla Committees having composition of different stakeholders who will directly support to the volunteer’s initiatives, identifying and resolve education related issues and also mobilize resources for school improvement plans. Govt. Department of Elementary & Secondary Education also owned this project and support at district level to facilitate the enrollments and other activities. To ensure the retention of enrolled kids (DOSTI) life skill component will also offered to the selected schools under this programme to raise the interest of students by engaging them in different support & extracurricular activities.

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Education Projects

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UNHC-RAHA partnered with SRSP for ‘collective action, restoration of social services, livelihoods and Infrastructure Development’ in refugee affected areas. The areas targeted were Buner, Haripur and Mansehra. The overarching objective was to ease the impact on the host communities through building the resilience of the people and providing access to basic infrastructure needs. Under the project 8 schools, 7 Basic Health Units and 4 Technical Vocational Centers were rehabilitated in the three districts. Livelihood trainings and tool kits were also provided to 50 community members. There were approximately 35,000 beneficiaries, and follow up studies found improvements in student enrollments and school environment, health conditions in the area, morbidity and mortality rates for mother and child decreased, and the relationship between the host and refugee communities was developed and strengthened. Public services were improved and livelihood conditions were enhanced by strengthening the capacities (and developing linkages) of the government, community institutions and vulnerable groups.

Connecting Classrooms

This is a British Council initiative that is being implemented in the districts of Peshawar, Mardan, Haripur, Abbotabad and Mansehra. The main objective of this project is to promote Global Citizenship by connecting the students across different countries. It was initiated in May 2014, and is scheduled to continue for a 1 year term. The programme has been implemented in 40 schools across 5 districts, and 96 teachers have been trained through the online training school.

Alif Ailaan

The main objective of this programme is to mobilize and encourage communities to demand Education (Article 25-A) and local accountability. This is an ongoing 2 Phase UK-AID funded initiative of Alif Ailaan which started in October 2013 and is being implemented by Rural Support Programme Network (RSPN), with the support of SRSP in selected districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. These include the districts Haripur and Mansehra. Phase 1 was finalized in July 2014, and 1020 new students were admitted as a part of the enrollment drive, 568 Sensitization Sessions with Parents were held and 9009 parents were trained and there were also 105 LSOs meetings with SMCs & Teachers. Phase 2 was initiated in July 2014 and included Battagram District. To date a further 1066 students have been enrolled. There has also been 560 CRP Awareness Raising sessions across the 3 districts.  

Promoting Girls Education

This is a UNICEF funded project that was initiated on the 10th June 2013 and completed by the 10th September 2013, and that that was developed with a vision of accessible education and increased literacy in Torghar and Kohistan. Its mission was to introduce reforms that can facilitate in increasing access, strengthening governance and improving the overall quality of education for all, with a special focus on the poverty-stricken and female population. This was to be achieved in the district through improved district education plans, school improvement plans and parent-teacher councils. To date there has been 100 parent-teacher councils trained and organized – in turn, these councils have prepared 100 school improvement plans. District education plans were also developed, and the interaction between school communities and teachers was enhanced. There was also an increase in student enrollment (316).

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