Expanding Access to Justice
Working in Somalia and the autonomous region of Somaliland, the Expanding Access to Justice project is increasing awareness and general knowledge of legal rights, human rights and options for recourse, especially for marginalized groups. The project responds to citizens’ needs by supporting civil society and government justice actors in sustainably improving the quality and scope of legal aid services. Working with government and civil society justice sector actors, Expanding Access to Justice's ultimate goal is to increase the quality, reach, availability and accessibility of legal aid services in Somalia and Somaliland.
Regional Approaches for Sustainable Conflict Management and Integration (RASMI)
The shared border areas of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya, also known as the Mandera Triangle, have experienced armed conflict, violent crime, extremist attacks, political instability and state failure for years. The Regional Approaches for Sustainable Conflict Management and Integration (RASMI) project adopts a conflict systems-based approach to promote peace-building, conflict management and conflict resolution capacity at the community and cross-border levels. It is part of the EU's programme for Collaboration in the Cross-Border areas of the Horn of Africa. RASMI, which means “reliable” in Somali, targets stakeholders in the Mandera Triangle who are most vulnerable to engaging in conflict, irregular migration and recruitment into militias and terror groups. RASMI engages local government agencies, women, religious leaders, security forces and the private sector – those who have the greatest capacity for managing conflicts and promoting peace.
Building on Pact's successful implementation of PEACE II, this project works along Kenya's borders with Uganda, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Somalia to strengthen conflict-management systems and build the capacity of regional and national institutions to stem cross-border conflict.