Human Rights Mobile Challenge

Truth and Reconciliation is an initiative of Social Tech which is aiming to form a national network of organizations and activists working towards integrating and strengthening social and human rights movement in Peru. We aim to do the following:

Mobile Advocacy:

- Promote and support efforts to achieve a more equitable national reconciliation based on access to mobile technology, peace culture and justice.

- Build awareness around human rights, peace and cultural diversity. Inspire young people to defend and support the Final Report published by The Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Mobile Technology:

- Minimizing the imbalance between the access to justice in urban and rural zones. Provide solutions based on mobile technology for interaction with government services and social organizations (Ombudsman's Office, Constitutional Court, Attorney General’s Office, Legal advice, Human Rights, NGOs).

- Provide a residential program on mobile technologies that enables local initiatives to scale their endeavors and achieve sustainability. Living and learning together, activists develop common conceptual skills and the sense of community that is essential for peer-to-peer collaboration.

Mobile Fundraising:

-Mobile fundraising is a new and effective way to raising funds for social initiatives. Being able to make donations conveniently and securely is essential for our donors and partners and cost can be reduced by using existing mobiles services. Donors will be able to make donations by sending a SMS message, mobile operator billing or mobile banking payment schemes to support our efforts and activities.

During the work on this project we would stay in close contact with the Ombudsman's Office, Human Rights National Coordinator and other local actors to ensure that requirements are met and adapting the design if necessary.

We propose to implement the project in the regions affected by human rights violations and violence. The target groups for the proposed project are school children, school teachers, university students, professionals, community leaders, local authorities and activists. Our initiative emphasizes participation of schools and universities. Integrating human rights and peace culture messages into the curriculum could be an effective approach to improving health of future generations.

The project will be conducted in three phases: (A) pilot phase in 3 regions (6 months) (B) scale-up phase in 8 regions (12 months) and (C) replication phase (12 months) in the rest of the country. Our group has developed strong links with grassroots organizations and communities leaders we worked together in previous projects and the feasibility study. To assure the commitment of the community, they are in charge of local implementation which allow us to systematize, evaluate and disseminate the experience gained. It would be essential to undertake the scale-up phase and integrate more beneficiaries

Technology alone will fail and our project provide support with a comprehensive approach and including: technical support, change management, training, coaching and cultural sensitivity.

We will implement scaling up strategies appropriate to the regional context, conduct a comparative analysis of the impact of such strategies and systematize the lessons learned in order to derive principles and methods applicable in other zones and wider groups.

Our studies showed that there is a potential to replicate our initiative it in other regions with a history of large scale conflicts: Central America, The Balkans, Africa and the Middle East.

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