Our legal team helps ensure justice for acid attack survivors by:
- Meeting with survivors after their attack to understand how the attack happened, whether it was reported to the police, and the status of the police investigation
- Obtaining medical records for use in court proceedings
- Working with police to ensure all pertinent evidence is available for trial
- Collaborating with state prosecutors to ensure a speedy and fair trial
- Attending court proceedings to ensure survivors are represented effectively
- Helping the survivor and their family pursue legal remedies not covered under criminal law, including payment of medical costs, custody suits, and damages for lost wages
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But we can’t do it without your financial support!
Please donate to help grow CERESAV’s capacity to help survivors achieve justice under the law.
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- $5 will provide a survivor and their family with mobile phone minutes to contact police and prosecutors
- $10 will provide transportation for a survivor and their family to the police station
- $50 will help survivors undergo police medical examinations and facilitate witnesses to testify in court
- $100 will help us raise awareness in the Ugandan media about the need for a separate acid bill
- $500 will help cover transportation and other costs to government chemists and police surgeons who assess the seriousness of the crime
- $1500 will cover the fees of a private attorney to prosecute a survivor’s case
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Can’t give money but still want to help?
Please share James’s video on social media and encourage your friends to follow us and support our work!
Suggested post: Earlier this year, I signed a petition through change.org about passing a law to reduce acid violence in Uganda. My signature helped score a major #victoryoverviolence. But CERESAV still needs our support in ensuring justice for acid attack survivors! Please visit their website (http://ceresav.org) to learn more about this important cause and how you can help.
Want to understand more about Uganda’s legal system?
Watch Al Jazeera’s Africa Investigates, Uganda: Temples of Injustice by Emmanuel Mutaizibwa