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I do what I do becuase I was born and raised during war. Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Deportees, IDPs (Including former IDPs) are of personal and professional interest to me.
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Sexual violence remains a heinous crime that requires concerted efforts to combat
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Call-It-What-It-Is - onendavid.comRead more +15 February 2020 By David Onen Ongwech in Sexual Violence Debate

When should you ‘Call It What It Is’? Enabling disclosure of sexual violence by Chris Dolan and Onen David

The international criminal law (ICL) system can only hear and describe a tiny fraction of what people experience, particularly when it comes to sexual violence. The ICL system not only makes it difficult for victims to disclose their experiences, but often misplaces, deprioritises and erases the sexual elements of violence under other headings such as ‘torture’ and ‘inhumane treatment’. This is what inspired ‘Call It What It Is’, a campaign designed to enable victims to freely testify in a system where sexual violence is better articulated.
CCDSV-onendavid.comRead more +21 December 2019 By David Onen Ongwech in Sexual Violence Debate

IGC Justice Impact Group: Launch of the Civil Society Declaration on Sexual Violence

Launched in The Hague in June 2019, the IGC Justice Impact Group’s first project on advancing understanding of all forms of sexual violence is making steady progress. The Declaration is available in English and in French and will soon be available in Spanish and Arabic. The three documents (the Civil Society Declaration, the ICL Guidelines and the Key Principles for Policy Makers) will together form The Hague Principles on Sexual Violence.
Kampala Convention SignatoriesRead more +15 December 2019 By David Onen Ongwech in Forced Migration Podcasts

The High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement should focus on addressing the causes of long-term displacements

On 23 October 2019, the UN Secretary-General announced the establishment of a High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement in an event organised to mark the 10-anniversary of the adoption of the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Africa a.k.a Kampala Convention. Herein, I argue that the yet to be composed panel should look deeply into the vulnerabilities of refugees and focus on addressing the root causes of internal displacements.
Uganda_Delegation_at_MindTheMindRead more +07 December 2019 By David Onen Ongwech in Forced Migration Podcasts

Uganda’s Commitment to Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Requires ‘Whole-of-Society’ Approach of Intervention

The Kingdom of the Netherlands recently (7-8 October 2019) demonstrated its commitment to improving Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) for millions of people affected by conflicts and forced displacements through the first International Conference on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Crisis held in Amsterdam. I bring to you the (audio-recorded) speech of Dr. Olaro Charles, Director of Clinical Services at the Ministry of Health who represented the Government of the Republic of Uganda at the conference.
Training-on-DocumentationRead more +02 December 2019 By David Onen Ongwech in Sexual Violence Debate

‘Unless documented and shared; it didn’t happen’: Upskilling ‘First Responders’ to do so

Despite tremendous technological advancements, increase in number of ‘experts’ with spectacular insights on laws and policies to make this world a better place, international community still grapple with disturbing cases and statistics of human rights abuses including conflict-related sexual violence. Consequently, the need to empower national and international practitioners on documentation and investigation has suffused among humanitarian and development actors as one of the measures of tackling impunity and guaranteeing non-repetition of human rights abuses and violations.
Guests marching during UN Day Against Torture 2019Read more +26 November 2019 By David Onen Ongwech in Concern Citizen

Tribute to Med Kaggwa (RIP) – Compilation of photos taken during UN Day Against Torture 2019

This video is a compilation of photos taken during the commemoration of the UN Day in Support of Victims of Torture on 26 June 2019 where the late Med Kaggwa was present and delivered a moving speech calling on all actors to fight torture. Mr. Med Kaggwa (RIP) fought a good fight in the promotion of and defending rights for all in and out of Uganda. May his soul rest in eternal peace!

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South-South Institute #SSI2019

The Fourth South-South Institute on Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys in Conflict and Forced Displacement is back to Kampala!

South-South Institute 2019

The South-South Institute emerged in 2013 from an inter-institutional collaboration between Refugee Law Project (Uganda), Male Survivor of Sexual Abuse Trust (New Zealand) and First Step (Cambodia) following diverse histories and building on a wealth of experience of direct work on sexual violence in conflict, post-conflict and post-colonial settings.

The first Institute was held in Kampala in 2013, the second in Pnomh Penh in 2015, and the third in New Zealand in 2017. Guided by the theme “Bridging the Sexual Violence – Torture Divide”, the fourth Institute came back to its starting place to review the progress made in the past six years in raising international awareness and advocacy on conflict-related sexual violence against men and boys, and to take stock of the relationship between torture and sexual violence. Ms. Yasmin Sooka, Chair of the Commission of Human Rights in South Sudan, was our Keynote Speaker.

Thank you for participating and for following the LIVE proceedings via Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Contact gender@refugeelawproject.org for more information.

South – South Institute on Sexual Violence against Men & Boys in Conflict & Displacement

SSI 2014 - 2019

The South-South Institute emerged in 2013 from an inter-institutional collaboration between Refugee Law Project (Uganda), Male Survivor of Sexual Abuse Trust (New Zealand) and First Step (Cambodia) following diverse histories and building on a wealth of experience of direct work on sexual violence in conflict, post-conflict and post-colonial settings.

RLP and the Gender & Sexuality Programme work inclusively to support women and girls as well as men and boys who are victims/survivors of sexual violence. Currently, and developed over time, our work in the Gender & Sexuality Programme is guided by a unique model dubbed "Screen - Refer - Support - Document". In the course of 2018 over 4,500 refugees and hosts were screened for such experiences, with approximately 1,300 subsequently supported to access successful medical and psychosocial support.

This Resource Pack brings together a collection of work on men and boys survivors of sexual violence, both from our own publications, but also from those of other participants in the South-South Institute.

Request a copy of the Resource Packs

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