" Working for Justice and Peace is a Question of Balance."

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    The Justice and Peace Service of the Archdiocese of Bamenda is working in 5 out of the 7 Divisions of the North West Region  (Mezam, Momo, Ngoketunjia, Menchum and Boyo). It is thus, within this jurisdiction of the Archdiocese of Bamenda that the Justice and Peace Service functions.

    The Justice and Peace Service is engaged in numerous projects and is always taking an action oriented approach to carry out these activities such as: education and sensitization on various issues like human rights and trafficking in persons. It also strives at promoting justice and peace in communities in the light of the Gospel and the social teaching of the church.

    The Service also assembles, evaluates and analyse various types of information. From the results of the research it carries out on conflicts in the region, it informs the local ordinary about the conclusions it has drawn and proposes a way forward. It also has a broad network as it works with other CSOs and church groups and a liaison with all 34 parishes, where it is effectively represented.

     
    • Promoting and Enforcing the Respect of Human Rights in Prisons in the Ecclesiastical Province of Bamenda

      Promoting and Enforcing the Respect of Human Rights in Prisons in the Ecclesiastical Province of Bamenda.

      32px-project-begeleiding-icon ONGOING PROJECT

      This is a Three Year Project (2014 – 2016), implemented by a network known as the Bamenda Ecclesiastical Provincial Prison Apostolate Network (BEPPAN) made up of the Justice and Peace Commissions of the Archdiocese of Bamenda, and the Dioceses of Kumbo, Mamfe and Buea. The project has five specific objectives;

      1) To enhance Knowledge and respect for human rights in prisons by facilitating access to justice and observance of the standard minimum care for inmates,

      2) To render excellent services and become a reference point to stakeholders at all levels.

      3) To reconcile 200 inmates with their families in 13 prisons within the Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province by the end of the second year of project implementation,

      4) To constitute a referral data bank of inmates in the Ecclesiastical Province of Bamenda which will further be used to lobby for wider systematic change?

      5) To facilitate the reintegration of inmates through skills development programmes leading to income generation potentials for inmates.

    • Pastoral Week Celebrations, Archdiocese of Bamenda

      Pastoral Week Celebrations, Archdiocese Of Bamenda

      32px-project-begeleiding-icon ONGOING PROJECT

      According to the Administrative Organogram of Evangelization outlined in the Pastoral Plan of the Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province, the Justice and Peace Service is one of the offices charged with issues related to the Justice and Peace and overseas the implementation of the Provincial Pastoral Plan (PPP) through the Justice and Peace Commission.It is also the Archbishop’s secretariat which advises on issues of Justice and Peace.Therefore it is under the direct jurisdiction of the Local Ordinary.

      Onceevery year, the Service Head of Justice and Peace, like heads of other Archdiocesan Services, reports to the Bishop during the pastoral week celebration with the objective of seeing into it that the role of the Service as spelt out in the (PPP) is effectively and efficiently carried out. It is on the strength of this proviso that the service functions on a full time basis, with competent staff to carry out the very important role assigned to it.

       

    • Promoting the Participation of Grassroots Women in Peace Building Processes in the Communities of Bali/Bawock and Balikumbat/Babmbalang (2013-2015)

      Promoting the Participation of Grassroots Women in Peace Building Processes in the Communities of Bali/Bawock and Balikumbat/Babmbalang (2013-2015)

      32px-project-begeleiding-icon ONGOING PROJECT

      WIPB_Educative_material.jpgThis project is implemented in the Communities of Bali Nyonga, Bawock, Balikumbat and Bambalang, which have had a history of violent conflicts on at least three different levels which greatly affect women:

      1.    Inter-village conflicts (between different chiefdoms) on land

      2.    Intra-village conflicts on land

      3.    Domestic conflicts

      The project seeks to realizeeffective peace building processes in target communities with women as major actors in the households, within and between villages contributing to more stable communities, with the following outcomes and outputs:

      1.    The Women Peace Committees play a pro-active and effective role in the prevention of violence in domestic conflicts, intra-village and inter-village conflicts.

      2.    The members of the Women Peace Committees are able to better understand conflicts and manage them constructively

      3.    Male and female leaders of the target communities are able to  better understand conflicts and to manage them more constructively and have realized the importance of fully including women into peace building processes

      4.    Communities are more stable as a result of effective peace processes.

    • Protection Of Rights Of Vulnerable Groups In The Archdiocese Of Bamenda

      Protection Of Rights Of Vulnerable Groups In The Archdiocese Of Bamenda.

      32px-project-begeleiding-icon ONGOING PROJECT

      The Justice and Peace Commission through this project intends to contribute towards improving the living situation of the inhabitants of the Bamenda region, through the promotion of respect for and compliance with Civil and general Human Rights, Democratic Rules and the condemnation of Corruption.

      Specific Objectives:

      1. Access to justice for vulnerable  groups in the North West Region has improved

      2. The number of illegal arrests and illegal detentions has decreased in the four target prisons

      3. Community Vigilante Groups develop methods to effectively prevent Child Trafficking

      4. Survivors of Child Trafficking have been successfully reintegrated in their families and communities

    • Implementation Of The Provincial Pastoral Plan

      Implementation Of The Provincial Pastoral Plan

      32px-project-begeleiding-icon ONGOING PROJECT

    • Governance and Human Rights in the North West Region

      Governance and Human Rights in the North West Region

      32px-project-begeleiding-icon COMPLETED PROJECT

      Picture1The project was aimed at contributing to the fight against corruption poverty alleviation through training the grassroots populations in good governance practices and respect for human right and peaceful coexistence. Outcomes: 605 trained paralegals as social mediators; opened and equipped 7 Paralegal units in 7 council areas in the North West Region.

    • Promoting Human Rights and Conflict Management in the Archdiocese of Bamenda (2012 – 2015)

      Promoting Human Rights and Conflict Management in the Archdiocese of Bamenda (2012 – 2015)

      32px-project-begeleiding-icon COMPLETED PROJECT

      Promoting Human Rights and Conflict Management in the Archdiocese of Bamenda

      The Justice and Peace Commission with this project intends to contribute towards improving the living conditions of the inhabitants of the Bamenda Region through promoting the respect for and compliance with civil and general human rights, democratic rules and condemnation of corruption. The project has 3 Specific Objectives:

      1) Access to justice for vulnerable  groups in the North West Region has improved

      2) To promte the respect of the land use rights of local communitiesregarding land and othernaturalresources in the area of large governmentprojects

      3) To ensurethatlocal communitiesdevelop non-violent methods of resolving local conflicts

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      2015 – 2020 STRATEGIC PLAN DOCUMENTS FOR DOWNLOADS

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    The Justice and Peace Service is aware that communication is key. We are using all medias in order to sensitize the population on various issues of human rights such as Trafficking in Persons (TIP), Gender Based Violence, etc and also to advertise our work through medias to reach more people.

     

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    Laura Anyola Tufon.jpg  The Justice and Peace Commission is a Universal structure of the Catholic Church whose origin came at the heels of the Second Vatican Council on January 6th, 1967.

    The Justice and Peace Service of the Archdiocese Bamenda was created in December 2002 and 12 members were appointed by the Archbishop to constitute the commission.

    The Service is working at the grassroots through its deanery and parochial commissions which are made up of concerned Catholics who want to work actively to promote peace and social justice.

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