Mary and Vincent are two out of a total of 700 volunteer local village observers. They all work to ensure that their fellow citizens know about their rights and know what to expect of the local authorities, so they are sure to receive the public services they are entitled to. The project is supported by DanChurchAid.
When we visited Mary and Vincent in Uganda in 2010 there were 84 observers in Acowa Township in Amuria District. Today, the number has increased to 120. But it is not just in Acowa that the number has increased.
09.11.2010: DanChurchAid's partner, Church of Uganda is giving support to community members to help them demand their rights. The project has strengthened the local community members and changed the daily life in the remote areas of Northern Uganda. Women, Men and Children are now aware of what to demand from the local government - and they demand it!
"They are only two weeks old", says the father holding a little girl in his arms. He has twins.