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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.

Securing Refugee-Host Relations

Refugees and hosts can live harmoniously.
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Tackling Sexual Violence in Conflict

Sexual violence remains a heinous crime that requires concerted efforts to combat

Mentorship and Capacity Building for Rule of Law Stakeholders

Promoting refugee rights and protection requires that mentorship and capacity buiilding for all relevant duty bearers

Supporting Education for All

It's been well said that 'Education Cannot Wait' - Join hands to support the future generations acquire skills

Reflections on Forced Migration-related Issues

Periodic Reflections - Insightful and Provocative

Latest Posts

Navigating the question of protection for internally displaced persons (IDPs) require significant attention to their concerns in developing sustainable solutions. In certain instances, relocation may be resisted. Such resistance may be symptomatic of certain issues that need to be addressed. With a specific focus on the Bududa residents in the Mt. Elgon region of Uganda, this Policy Brief written by Onen David Ongwech examines the issue of resistance to relocation and advocates for rethinking protection strategies.Read more +26 July 2021 By David Onen Ongwech in Forced Migration Podcasts, Human Rights

When communities resist relocation: rethinking strategies for protecting the displaced residents of Bududa in Uganda

Navigating the question of protection for internally displaced persons (IDPs) require significant attention to their concerns in developing sustainable solutions. In certain instances, relocation may be resisted. Such resistance may be symptomatic of certain issues that need to be addressed. With a specific focus on the Bududa residents in the Mt. Elgon region of Uganda, this Policy Brief written by Onen David Ongwech examines the issue of resistance to relocation and advocates for rethinking protection strategies.
Why not mute negative energy? onendavid.comRead more +15 June 2021 By David Onen Ongwech in Concerned Citizen

Why Not Mute Negative Energy? Lessons from Audio Mixers

Let’s face it; some people are gifted and experienced in using words that can easily drain your energy and vitality. Keeping such people around you is nothing but spoiling your moments. Instead of fighting back, use your valuable time meaningfully. Take charge of your life and mute negative people and negative energy. If you agree with the audio mixer analogy, then from today, have control over what you hear, and decide on those that inspire and lifts your spirit, and mute people who add no value to your life. Remember if you keep them making noise, they can easily destroy you!
Igniting Women Participation in Peace Building_onendavid.comRead more +16 April 2021 By David Onen Ongwech in Concerned Citizen, Gender, Mental Health & Forced Migration, Human Rights, Refugee Debate, Sexual Violence Debate

COVID-19 is a threat to Gender Equality. Let’s #ChooseToChallenge

Dear Reader, Herein, I bring to you a copy of press statement released by Refugee Law Project on March 8, 2021, as the world held its 44th commemoration since the UN officially recognised International Women's Day (IWD) in 1977 to recognise achievements in the struggle for women's empowerment and gender equality. Since the historic UN Security Council Resolution of the 32nd regular session of the United Nations General Assembly in 1977, March 8 has become an important day in modern history when it comes to the struggle for gender justice. From its first commemoration in Uganda in 1984 (pioneered by then first lady Miria Obote) IWD has evolved considerably.
2020 National Learning Event ReportRead more +07 January 2021 By David Onen Ongwech in Human Rights, Refugee Debate

“Our Parents Do Not Know” Homeschooling fatigue among refugee children during COVID-19.

In case you missed the 2020 National Virtual Learning Event on Child Protection, and/or the presentation made during the event by Mr. Onen David Ongwech (RLP’s Programme Manager Gender & Sexuality), we are pleased to share a copy of the presentation titled; “Our Parents Do Not Know” Homeschooling fatigue among refugee children during COVID-19 induced lockdown”. The 2020 National Virtual Learning Event on Child Wellbeing took place from 25 – 26 Nov 2020 and was co-hosted by the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development and the National Child Protection Working Group (NCPWG) guided by the theme “Child wellbeing during and Post COVID-19 Context in Uganda”.
Our-Parents-Do-Not-Know-www.onendavid.com.pngRead more +25 November 2020 By David Onen Ongwech in Human Rights, Refugee Debate

2020 National Virtual Learning Event on Child Wellbeing

The 2020 National Virtual Learning Event on Child Wellbeing starts today 25 – 26 Nov 2020. The event is co-hosted by the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development and the National Child Protection Working Group (NCPWG) guided by the theme “Child wellbeing during and Post COVID-19 Context in Uganda”. I’m glad my abstract titled “Our Parents Do Not Know” Homeschooling fatigue among refugee children during COVID-19 induced lockdown was accepted.
UCA 2020 PosterRead more +23 November 2020 By David Onen Ongwech in Refugee Debate

16th Annual UG Counsellors Conference [26-27 November 2020]

Refugee Law Project, with support from the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is thus proud to partner with Uganda Counseling Association to use the occasion of the 16thAnnual Counsellors conference from 26-27 November 2020 to focus the attention of Uganda’s counselling professionals on “Attaining a Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body amidst Covid19: Focus on Forced Migration, Mental Health and Gender”. The conference, which will run from 8:30am to 2:30pm East African Time on both days, will be a blend of physical and online participants and presentations. 

Empowering Refugee and Host Youth through Basic Video Advocacy (BVA) trainings.

  • Well-researched Contents

    Using in-house developed training curriculum
  • Skilled Facilitators

    Skilled and experienced faccilators keen to youth's interests
  • Passionate and Productive Graduates

    Meet over 100 graduates keen to refugee and host issues

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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