Gouvernement du Canada

Affaires mondiales Canada


Women and Children's Rights Research Officer

Statut : Annulé
Organisation : Canadian Society for International Health
Acronyme : CSIH
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : The Canadian Society for International Health, a national voluntary organization, facilitates and supports health and development activities around the world through the mobilization of Canadian and other resources. CSIH advocates for health policy and programming which contributes to global objectives of health for all, equity, and social justice and builds partnerships with Canadian and other institutions and organizations.
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FAX: (613) 241-3845
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Personne ressource : Ron Elliott
Courriel : yppp@csih.org
Pays : Mozambique
Ville : Maputo
Secteur : Santé
Description du stage : Progressive new laws in Mozambique passed in the late 1990's provide an important legal foundation for enhancing and protecting the rights of local people to manage and use land and natural resources, within a participatory and democratic legal framework. However, implementation of these laws has been weak. The project will strengthen local governance by enhancing capacities for land and natural resource law implementation at local levels, and also complements local government decentralization and local planning initiatives. Making communities aware of their rights and how to use and defend them will reinforce the 'demand side' of the governance equation, and achieve development, poverty alleviation and environmental objectives. The project also addresses weaknesses in conflict resolution and access to justice identified in an earlier CFJJ/FAO/Netherlands project - low local community awareness of how to use existing judicial and related mechanisms to assert and defend legal rights. The project is implemented by the Centre for Legal and Judicial Training (Centro de Formação Jurídica e Judiciaria - CFJJ) of the Ministry of Justice, with FAO technical support.

In Canada
The intern will spend two weeks in Canada and will be required to learn about their host organization prior to travelling overseas and explore opportunities for public engagement and international linkages to follow up on upon their return to their home community in Canada.

On their return to Canada, the intern will spend another two weeks back home sharing their experience of the project work on the ground and raising awareness/public engagement with guidance from CSIH/YPPP.

The intern's tasks and responsibilities will include the following:

1) Participate and support the field programme of case study research, with a focus on the rights of women and orphaned children over land and natural resources, in the context of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

2) Support the implementation of a Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E) system including an Impact Evaluation study that will assess the performance of the judiciary and other actors in the context of rights over natural resources; and the impact of the project and CFJJ training activities.

3) Participate in wider project and CFJJ activities as required.
Organisation d'accueil : Centre for Legal and Judicial Training
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The CFJJ is the leading institution in Mozambique devoted to training the judiciary, and carries out research and capacity-building in areas related to law, governance and development. The CFJJ-FAO project includes training packages for local community leaders on the basic principles of the land and natural resources laws, and how to use legal processes for improving access to justice for local people; courses for district level administrative and judicial officers; and courses for senior National Park and conservatioan area managers.

In 2005, the Centre for Legal and Judicial Training in Maputo, Mozambique, and FAO Mozambique, received support from a Canadian intern under the NetCorps program managed by CSIH, who worked on a small HIV/ADS research exercise looking at the impact of the pandemic on land rights. This research is now continuing with UNFPA support, again set within the wider FAO programme with the CFJJ. This programme promotes better local governance through a) giving local communities a stronger awareness of their rights over resources and how to use the legal and judicial system to defend these rights if necessary; and b) raising the awareness of local rights ao on the part of key institutional actors, and how they can better respond to the local rights issues in future.

The CFJJ/FAO programme hosted one CSIH intern in 2005 and would be extremely interested in participating once more after the very positive experience with the intern.