International Justice Mission has received a 3-year grant from the Geneva-based Oak Foundation to further its work on protection and justice for child victims of sexual assault in Uganda and Guatemala. The grant is the Oak Foundation’s first in a new portfolio focused on restraint and accountability for perpetrators of sexual violence against children.
The Oak Foundation is a prominent and long-time donor to international human rights and social justice causes and plays a global leadership role on children’s rights. The Foundation is well-known for its engagement in and sponsorship of international research, communication, advocacy and convenings on children’s rights. International Justice Mission is a global human rights organization which collaborates with justice authorities to bring relief to victims of violence and oppression. The organization has 19 offices in Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia and South Asia.
The $750,000 grant will support District Action Committees (Coordinated Community Response mechanism) to coordinate the criminal justice response to cases of sexual assault of children in Uganda. IJM/Guatemala will pilot a contextualized version of the coordinated community response model in several indigenous areas of the country. The purpose of the combined efforts to improve the CCR model (DAC) in Uganda and pilot it in Guatemala will allow Oak Foundation and IJM to produce a decontextualized set of essential components to provide services to child victims of sexual violence and criminal accountability for offenders, which can be implemented and recontextualized in communities worldwide.
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