Celebrates International Anti Corruption day
To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals a global campaign #UnitedAgainstCorruption focuses on corruption. Let us tell you that corruption is one of the biggest obstacles to achieve the SDG. It has been seen that a person in power abuse people and so they lost their freedom, health, life, and future. Corruption affects every country, region, community and no one is immune to this crime. Therefore, we should take part in fighting against corruption.
Every Year International Anti-Corruption Day is celebrating by HAPE with Transparency International from 2014 to till. From anti-corruption school debates in district Badin, HAPE has organized academic competitions (declamation, essay writing, and painting) throughout the District Schools. HAPE conducted school debates between students on corruption .The debating take place in both Urdu and English, and participants moderated by a three-member panel.
Advocacy and Legal Advice Center (ALACs)
Duration:- 1 Jun 2015 to Continue
HAPE is partner of Transparency international in Advocacy and legal advice center (ALACs) in District Badin. The rationale behind ALAC is that the fight against corruption will be more effective if citizens are involved (anti-corruption work not limited to ‘experts’). Secondly, engaging directly with citizens provides a deeper understanding as to how corruption works in practice (information not always available from surveys). Lastly, reflecting the real experiences of people enhances the legitimacy of advocacy campaigns (grounded in the concerns of the population; not just TI ‘opinion’).
Focus Group Discussions
HAPE Development and Welfare Association in collaboration with Transparency International organized many Focus Group Discussions in District Badin which aimed to discuss social issues, HAPE Organization organized 6 free legal advice camps in diffrent areas of District Badin. The purpose was to provide free legal advice and receive complaints from the victims and witnesses of corruption. TI Pakistan representative who participated in the event define what is corruption and it affects people. Mobilized the people to write letter/complaint to concerned government authorities in case they face any problem related to govt. departments. People from nearby villages participated in the events. Advocates described people about their constitutional rights. many complaints received and Hape sent to concert department. All the complainants complained about alleged corruption in the construction of link roads, improper use of development funds, damaged/dangerous school buildings, ghost teachers, illegally selling of wine and drugs, and incomplete building of Schools.
Meeting between Citizens and LG representatives
HAPE organized 05 meeting between Citizens and LG representatives. The objective was to exercise social accountability and providing citizens a platform to ask questions about the performance of their LG members. Thirty citizens participated in every session, including women participated. Questions were asked about cleanliness of the city, garbage collecting units, poor conditions of roads and other related queries which were answered by the local government representatives . Citizens believed that it is a healthy exercise giving people a sense of their democratic rights and should continue in other areas as well.
Workshop on Sindh Transparency and Right to Information Act 2017
HAPE organized 3 workshop on Sindh Transparency and Right to Information Act 2017 in District Badin. TI Pakistan representative Ashfaque Ahmed conducted the sessions and explained the need of access to information laws for accountability and anti-corruption efforts. The sessions included history of access to information laws, weaknesses of previous information laws, application and complaint procedure of Sindh Transparency and RTI Act, and the role of Information Commission. The participants also wrote RTI applications. The fruitful session was also attended by the journalists and a Deputy Director of Social welfare. In the end, a Q&A sessions were also held. The sessions were also covered in local print media.