On April 20, 2022, FJDI supported and attended the 27th commemoration event of the Atiak, massacre. The Atiak massacre is commemorated annually to remember 300 people who were massacred by rebels of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The occasion took place in Atiak Town Council headquarters, Amuru district and it was attended by over 400 people, including political, cultural, and religious leaders, CSOs, survivors, media, and the community of Atiak.
On July 22, 2022, staff from FJDI attended a memorial prayer at Kicwamba Technical College in Kabarole District. The prayer was jointly organized by the Rwenzori Forum for Peace and Justice, cultural leaders, and the college to commemorate the victims of massacres that took place at the technical college on June 8, 1998. Archbishop John Baptist Odama graced the occasion and in his remarks, stressed the importance of memory to the victims.
On April 04 – 05, and 11 – 12, 2022, respectively, FJDI conducted two days of mentorship training with leaders of victims’ association in northern Uganda. The training aimed at enhancing the capacity victims associations to more effectively advocate for reparations. Each training was attended by 56 leaders of various victims’ associations and took place at Modern Sunset Hotel Gulu City.
On August 2, 2022, FJDI conducted a biannual project review meeting with stakeholders to evaluate the progress of the project. The meeting took place at TAKs Art Center, and it was attended by 20 participants who comprised of the victim’s representatives.
On August 3 – 4, 2022, FJDI conducted two regional dialogues with different stakeholders to discuss prevailing TJ issues. The meeting was conducted at TAKs Art Center and among the participants present was the representative from the office of the Prime Minister, a Technical Advisor from JILOS, representatives of CSOs, victim’s representatives, and media representatives. Participants discussed transitional justice challenges that continue to be prevalent within their communities, and derived action points for advocacy with the Government to resolve these challenges.
On August 9, 2022, RFPJ together with a representative from wellspring visited FJDI for a technical support meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to examine the progress of the project and identify key challenges to address, and opportunities to harness. The project successfully reviewed the progress of the project, and brainstormed activities for the design of the next phase of the project.