Mobilizing the Community to Raise it's voice for Change
Some of the key elements of community mobilization are below:
Implementing Community Mobilization Assessment
Getting to know potential communities, partners and the context, begins before communities are even selected through initial interviews and data gathering.
Community Selection and Community Action Group (CAG) Formation
Assessment findings help determine with which communities programs will work. Through inclusive decision-making, communities select a representative group or groups to guide project prioritization and lead implementation.
An assessment of the current situation, brainstorming options and drafting the implementation processes of potential community projects.
Project Selection and Verification
At this phase the options prepared through the action planning process are presented for selection by the larger community and documentation captures how consensus was reached.
Project Formulation and Contract Signing
Establishment of a CAG facilitates project preparation and responsibilities. Details are approved by program staff, contracts between all partners are official, and documentation made available to the whole community.
Communities mobilize their own resources and lead implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Over time, material and organizational inputs decrease to the point of full handover. Leadership, capacity building, monitoring, documentation, and learning occur throughout all phases.
Emerge Lanka Foundation believes that the following will lead to both change of legislation and a communal zero tolerance to Childhood Sexual Abuse:
1. Knowledge of the issue and prevention methods is critical.
2. Empowerment of all community groups (CBO, WHG, SHG, FACSG) to speak out and support the victims.
3. Improving case detection by educating first responders
4. Combating stigma and discrimination
5. Empowering people and communities affected
6. Political commitment and securing resources for case control and better care and of the institutionalised survivors
Our capacity building programmes will be based on the following 5 pillars of Emerge:
1. Child Rights
2. Gender Equality
5. Representation of women in parliament
Aligning the SDG’s to the Programme Areas:
In our overall approach Emerge Lanka Foundation is trying to connect with and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. Our programme overall aims to support communities to move towards:
GOAL 1: No Poverty
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
GOAL 4: Quality Education
GOAL 5: Gender Equality
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions