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SEVEN THEMATIC INITIATIVES / INTERVENTIONS

The task to realize our objective and vision are challenged by lots of problems. Hence the situations demand strategic initiatives as a remedy in solving the problems. In doing this, JDPC proposes seven thematic units for intervention and programming to impact positive changes. they are; Environmental Justice, Orphan/Vulnerable children (OVC), Judicial, Legal Aid and Prison Apostolate, Democracy and Good Governance, Economic and Social Justice, Emergency Response and Humanitarian Interventions, Youth Education and Entrepreneurship.

They are designed to achieve seven objectives - access to environmental justice among urban dwellers and other necessary stakeholders, improved access of orphan and vulnerable children to dignified living, increased capacity of vulnerable and marginalised people to access justice and demand for their rights, increased participation of women and other marginalised people in the governance process, provide relief to people in need/emergency situations, enhance the entrepreneurial capacity of youths to embark on economically viable ventures.

Thematic Initiatives Interventions

Environmental Justice

17 June

Every day, we are threatened by critical environmental issues: the air we breathe is polluted, the water we drink is contaminated, and hazardous waste sites are in every corner, gutters littered with poisonous materials. Hence, JDPC Archdiocese of Onitsha is launching ‘Clean Your Environment Campaign’

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Thematic Initiatives Interventions

Orphan/Vulnerable Children (OVC)

17 June

Factors responsible for the vulnerability of OVC include abandonment by parents, death of one or both parents, living in extreme poverty, abuse by parents or their care-givers, HIV status, marginalization and stigmatization in their immediate environment. Hence, JDPC Onitsha is out to improve the well-being of OVC.

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Judicial, Legal Aid And Prison Apostolate

17 June

While state security operatives abuse citizens’ rights through illegal arrest, intimidation, harassment and extortion; citizens on their part abuse their follow citizens through unlawful eviction of tenants, illegal and forceful acquiring of properties of the poor and vulnerable people and bribing the security operatives to intimidate and abuse the citizen’s rights. Hence, increased access to justice to the poor and marginalized.

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Thematic Initiatives Interventions

Democracy And Good Governance

17 June

Our democratization and democratic processes are still bedeviled with lots of problems that include beneficial to a specialized few and their cronies, limited responsiveness and representation, weak opposition party, money politics, structural exclusion of women and youths. Hence, JDPC seeks increased participation of women, youth and marginalized groups

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Thematic Initiatives Interventions

Economic And Social Justice

17 June

In spite of Anambra being a commercial hub in Nigeria epileptic, power supply, extortion, touting, low excess to credit facilities, domestic violence, forced/early marriage, rape cases, internet fraud cases, etc. remain socio-economic problems in the states that support marginalization and impoverishment of the vulnerable. Hence, the need to improve the livelihood in the communities.

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Emergency Response And Humanitarian Interventions

17 June

River-line and erosion affected communities are yearly faced with with huge displacement of people, destruction of farmlands, diluvion and buildings. Increased poverty, medical emergencies, hunger and loss of source livelihood are results of occasional fire outbreaks hence need to increase resilience to man and natural disaster.

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Youth Education And Entrepreneurship

17 June

Problems surrounding Youth education and entrepreneurship are enormous. There are escalation of youth unemployment, many are into substance abuse, cultism, burglary, rape, kidnapping, touting internet fraud, prostitution, thuggery, human trafficking and quest to migrate to overseas to make quick money. Hence, JDPC is keen to enhance entrepreneurial skills of youths to become economically self-dependent.

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