AYINET is Committed to Making Peace and Justice a Reality for Victims and Survivors of War
AYINET joins UN Emergency Appeal response with youth in focus
AYINET is glad to join the UN joint appeal for funds to combat the impact of Covid-19 in Uganda. The appeal that was launched on the 23rd April 2020 seeks to mobilize funds to support the Government of Uganda’s efforts in combating the impact of Corona virus in Uganda.
AYINET's current areas of operation
Restoring lives of war victims
AYINET provides mental and physical rehabilitation to victims in post war communities of greater northern Uganda
Transitional Justice in Uganda
AYINET works to ensure access to justice for war affected communities with women’s empowerment and particiaption.
Youth Leadership Development
AYINET mobilizes and empowers young people to champion peacebuilding, conflict mitigation and reconciliation.
“The soldiers were overpowered and retreated to the hill from where they were firing heavy artillery towards the rebels who had now surrounded our home.
News and Media
Victor OCHEN addresses the UN Security Council - 2nd October 2019
Victor OCHEN addressing the UN Security Council on peace and security in Africa under the African Union Youth for Peace program – Mobilizing youth towards silencing the guns in Africa 2020.
Enhancing resilience and recovery among war victims
On 18th February 2020, AYINET organised a one day annual stakeholders meeting at Margaritha Hotel in Lira Uganda. The meeting had representation from victims’ communities, Government leadership, Civil Society Organisations and cultural, religious and opinion leaders from the greater northern region of Uganda;
“I want to thank God and the People who helped me because now my friends do not call me bad names any more, I can hold a stick and a cup very well. I am even going to study well to become a doctor to help other children like me.”
26 year old Nancy Auma, is one of 574 beneficiaries men, women and children who have benefited from free reconstructive surgery, medical rehabilitation as well as counseling under the United Nations' Peace Building Programme (PBP) for Northern Uganda,
“There can be no Peace within a person suffering in pain, This is the Peace we desire, that includes physical and emotional healing from the atrocities suffered.” Victor OCHEN.
Medical Rehabilitation Programme
Medical and Psychosocial Rehabilitation
AYINET provides physical and mental healing to war victims in greater northern Uganda who suffered gross violations that include mutilations, retained bullets, bomb splinters and trauma
Engaging Leadership at all levels to ensure Justice for Victims
United Nations Secretary General, H.E Ban-Ki-Moon
…“Collectively, our solidarity with war victims’ world-over. I wish to applaud the African Youth Initiative Network- AYINET, for hosting the War Victims Day Football Game. Football has brought us together today. World leaders, ICC State Delegates, War Victims and all people of good will for the noble cause. As we participate, each in our unique ways, we have the opportunity to identify with our brothers and sisters whose lives have regrettably not only been affected, but also defined by war and other cowardly acts of terrorism and crimes against humanity. Together with the United Nations, we in The Republic of Uganda express our solidarity with war victims”
President of Uganda, H.E Y.K Museveni