The long-awaited symposium on sexual violence was successfully concluded with great presentations, resourceful participants, and promising deliberations. The two-day event which took place from 15-17 May and guided by the theme “Sexual Violence in Conflict: Advancing the Agenda?” brought a wealth of experienced researchers, proactive practitioners, inspirational UN workers, passionate policy makers, and courageous survivors/victims of sexual violence discussing pertinent issues related to sexual violence.
Thank You Message to the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Uganda on Securing Refugee-Host Relations in Northern Uganda
Download PDF Version Editor’s Note: This message was modified from Refugee Law Project’s message published on May 29, 2019. On Saturday 27 April 2019, Refugee Law Project (RLP) joined the citizens of the Netherlands living in Uganda and elsewhere in celebrating King’s Day. This important national holiday in the Netherlands marks the birth in 1885 of
Empowering Women and Girls through Innovative Approaches require Paradigm Shifts in Attitudes and Practices
For some people, IWD 2019 was a stock taking day on progress garnered so far on women’s protection and empowerment. To others, it rekindled new energies, new commitments, and new agendas for strengthening protection of all women and girls. Irrespective of what the day meant for each one of us, this is a kind reminder that we need do whatever we possibly can, with whatever resources we have, and from wherever we are to advance women’s rights.
Extending the Welcome: long-term approaches to supporting refugees and at-risk scholars in higher education
The 2-day in-depth and insightful symposium brought a blend of academics, practitioners, and policy makers including diplomats with a wealth of experience on current initiatives on the provision of Online Distance Learning (ODL) programmes to people forcefully displaced – including at-risk scholars unable to continue going about their routine academic work including.
In collaboration with the Association of Commonwealth Universities, The University of Edinburgh, The British Council, and Refugee Law Project (RLP), we are pleased to be represented by Onen David Ongwech (Programme Manager Gender & Sexuality) and Susan Alupo (Programme Manager Access to Justice) at this very important symposium on Long-term approaches to supporting refugees at risk and at risk scholars in higher education from March 7 – 8, 2019 at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Editor’s Note: This message below was published by Refugee Law Project on Friday, 8 February 2019 at 18:37hrs. Dear Friends and Colleagues, After several months of research and consultation, we are pleased to share the long-awaited Training Manual and its User Guide on Refugee Rights and Protection, and once again thank all our partners for
Towards the ‘Whole of Society’ Approach of Refugee Management in Uganda: 2018 Reflections & Recommendations
The presentation draws on lessons learnt during the course of last years’ engagements with refugees and host communities in northern Uganda. Specifically, lessons learnt from RLP’s successful implementation of a project generously funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Uganda titled “Securing Refugee-host Relations in northern Uganda through Enhanced Protection”.
Dear Reader, Warm greetings to you! Following a successfully 2018 and a short break to recuperate from a yearlong busy and rigorous oversight functions in the implementation of Refugee Law Project’s biggest grant titled “Securing Refugee-Host Relations in northern Uganda through Enhanced Protection”, I’m pleased to (re)connect to you in 2019 and fingers crossed that it will
Undoubtedly, religious leaders in Uganda and elsewhere find themselves having to support vulnerable people including those persecuted on the basis of their religious believes or backgrounds. Not peculiar to Uganda, religious leaders have not shown fatigue in supporting refugees and other vulnerable people who have and continue to grapple with legacies of unaddressed injuries acquired prior to flight, during flight, and upon arrival in supposed to be safe haven. As such religious leaders remain important actors in providing spiritual, moral, medical, psychological, and material support to hundreds if not thousands of asylum seekers and refugees seeking sanctuary in Uganda.
Mental Health & Psychosocial Wellbeing Support as an essential contributor to improving lives of refugees in Uganda
People can become highly traumatized when they have to flee their country due to war or conflict, thereby often witnessing severe atrocities. Adequate Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) is essential to contribute to the full recovery and improvement of the lives of refugees, including that of family members and the community. However, psychosocial support is often delivered in a fragmented way in humanitarian crises and sometimes only provided after 3 months.