TERELEPAR is an inter-religious organization comprised of all religious denominations from Teso to address issues of Peace, Reconciliation and Development. The organization was formed by the Teso top religious’ leaders in December 2001 to address volatile Karimojong cattle rustling conflict that had intensified into the Ngariam massacres of September 9th 2001.
TERELEPAR is greatly engaged in peace building and conflict transformation in Teso and Karamoja regions. The organization played a key role in fruitful advocacy for resettlement of the internally displaced people from the camps, established border peace committees both in Teso and Karamoja. In the last concluded strategic plan 2015-2019 TERELEPAR focused on land dispute resolution, gender and human rights promotion in Teso. On 29th July 2020 TERELEPAR officially launched a new strategic plan 2020-2024 focusing on improving its efforts in peace building and conflict transformation, promotion of gender and land rights and improving access to justice.
Our Core Values
- Empowerment and participation of citizens
- Fairness and social justice
- Accountability and Transparency
- Forgiveness and reconciliation
Our driving Goals for 2020 – 2024
Empower communities to claim their rights as decision-makers, advocates and leaders, especially on issues related to resources, environment and sustainable development in Teso sub-region.
Improved organizational capacity to deliver its mandate.
- Conflict prevention and Peace building. Integral to the success of TERELEPAR is its focus on working together with communities who are rights holders; duty bearers that include government institutions, local community leaders, and religious leaders to promote non-violent conflict resolution at grass root and sub-regional level.
- Good governance and, human rights and social accountability. The organization adopted a rights-based approach to further increase citizen’s involvement in demand and promotion of human rights at all levels.
- Humanitarian support. In a bid to support the most vulnerable to meet their basic human rights, TERELEPAR in the new strategic plan seeks to initiate projects geared towards supporting the vulnerable communities to respond to emergencies.
- Institutional Capacity Development. TERELEPAR has also developed institutional capacity through establishment of own secretariat that is fully resourced and equipped.
What we will do in 2020-2024 as per our new strategic plan
- Strengthen existing structures in Religious and culturally institutions to play a leading role in peace building promotion and dialogues at community level.
- Support access to justice of men, women and youth through transient conflict transformation processes under their respective jurisdictions in Teso sub region.
- Enhance capacity of men, women and youth to respond to conflict non-violently by 2025 in Teso sub region
- Empower Rights holders with knowledge and information to enable increased participation in initiatives and forums that promote, peace, dialogue and coexistence.
- Empower duty bearers and actors to further advocate on peace building issues within peace building fora and coexistence.