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Check your Mobile Technology usage or it might Shake your Relationships

Smart phones have replaced already a lot in our lives; alarm clocks fading, basic calculators disappearing, calendars gone smart, pen pals now social media, letters now emails, and many more. However, let’s not allow smart phones and internet to replace our love relationships and the greatness in our true beings as friends, fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, etc.

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Refugee Law Project Press Statement on World Refugee Day 2019

Since June 20 was declared World Refugee Day by the UN General Assembly in 2000 the number of refugees and other forced migrants has escalated dramatically. 105 years since the World Day of Migrants and Refugees was instituted by Pope Pius X in 1914, and 68 years since the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees was established, Uganda is currently hosting 1,257,729 refugees and asylum seekers (figures as of 30 April 2019) – the highest in Africa and equivalent to the population of Mauritius. The 2019 theme, “Take a Step #WithRefugees - Protect the Environment”, was commemorated at Alaba Primary School Football Ground in the country’s largest refugee settlement, Bidibidi in Yumbe District, is very timely!

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A Call to Fight Air Pollution: RLP’s Statement on World Environment Day (5 June 2019)

It’s barely 45 years since World Environment Day (WED) was established. Since then, many countries have embraced the day as ‘people’s day’ with concrete actions in tackling environmental degradation. As a UN vehicle for drumming for international awareness and actions to ameliorate the constantly and negatively changing environmental trends, Refugee Law Project is pleased to join the world in beating air pollution on this day.

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What research and experience is telling us about positive and negative masculinities

Presentation prepared for UN Women’s Planning Workshop to Scale Up Positive Masculinity Programme. It was a great pleasure to interact with a number of national, regional and international actors on fostering positive masculinities in the pursuit for Gender Equality.

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What research and experience is telling us about positive and negative masculinities

From 15-17 May 2018, Refugee Law Project organised a 2-day symposium guided by the theme “Sexual Violence in Conflict: Advancing the Agenda?” The symposium convened 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.

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Thank You Message to the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Uganda on Securing Refugee-Host Relations in Northern Uganda

Message prepared in appreciation of the support of the Netherlands in Uganda, and to join the citizens of the Netherlands living in Uganda and elsewhere in celebrating King’s Day. As the Project Manager of RLP’s biggest grant – which is a generous funding from the Kingdom’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) through the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Uganda, and on behalf of beneficiaries of the project, I take this opportunity to express my gratitude Kingdom of the Netherlands in Uganda for their support to refugees and host communities in Uganda.

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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.

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Towards the ‘Whole of Society’ Approach of Refugee Management in Uganda: 2018 Reflections & Recommendations

From 14-16 January 2019, Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) organized a stakeholder’s consultative meeting at Fairway Hotel in Kampala as a step in the process of developing its annual report. On behalf of Refugee Law Project, I’m pleased to have attended and presented on the first day of the consultative meeting. Representing Refugee Law Project (RLP) and envisioning a context where all people enjoy their human rights irrespective of their legal status, I’m pleased to have interacted with a wide range of key stakeholders working to promote and uphold human rights for all. Above all, to have contributed to UHRC’s work; a body mandated by the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda to monitor, document, and investigate human rights situation in the country.

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