Major Advocacy Engagements
Major Advocacy Engagements (2013-2019)
§ International Association for the Study of Force Migration (IASFM): India Jan 2013. Presented on “Enabling support groups among highly traumatized refugees” Report (Link)
§ UN Workshop Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys: New York, July 2013. Responsibility: Rapporteur. Report (Link)
§ Undressing Patriarchy Convention: Brighton, London, September 2013.
§ International Conference on War-Affected Children (Kampala, September 2013).
§ Identifying sexual violence and access to HIV services among male refugees in Uganda. Bangkok, October 2013 in partnership with Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Virtual presentation (Link)
§ Expert Workshop on Men and Survivors of Sexual Violence, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London, May 2014. Report (Link)
§ Global Summit to End Sexual Violence, ExcelCentre, London, June 2014.
§ Expert-group meeting at the Hague organized by Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI) on development of guidelines on the investigation of sexual violence against men and boys that may amount to the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes (June 2014). About IICI (Link), Final guideline published (Link)
§ Second MenEngage Global Symposium – Men and Boys for Gender Justice, held in New Delhi from 10-13 November 2014. Presented on “Reclaiming Lost Manhood; the use of violence by male survivors of rape in post-conflict situation”. About the symposium (Link). Trip supported by UN Women and SONKE Gender Justice, South Africa.
§ Effective Organized Activism against Gender-Based Violence: Partner Engagement and Policy Uptake Workshop, Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK (16 – 20 Feb 2015).
§ Validation of the Gender Review of Uganda’s Penal Code Act. Kampala (13 March 2015). Organized by UN OHCHR.
§ Regional Consultation on Global Study on the Implementation of Resolution 1325. Kampala (10 – 11 May 2015). Organized by Isis-WICCE and Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) with funding support of UN Women as the Secretariat of the Global Study on 1325. Product: Declaration of African Women on Peace and Security in Burundi signed by representatives of 12 countries of the Great Lakes and The Greater Horn of Africa Region.
§ Second South-South Institute on Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys in Conflict and Forced Displacement. Phnom Penh, Cambodia (25 – 29 May 2015). About the Institute (Link)
§ Consultative meeting to develop/review institutional policies/strategies, plans and framework on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C). Kampala (29 June 2015). Organized by Law and Advocacy for Women in Uganda (LAW-Uganda) and drawing key actors from UNFPA, Min GLSD, Justice & Constitutional Affairs, and Women MPs.
§ Missing Peace Practitioners’ Workshop 2015 for Accountability for Sexual Violence. Kampala (26 – 28 August 2015). About the Workshop (Link)
§ International Conference on Conjugal Slavery in War; Histories, Marriage, Masculinity and Justice in Africa. Kinshasa (15 – 17 Feb 2016). About the conference (Link)
§ Uganda Human Rights Commission’s consultation of Stakeholders on working with Sexual and Gender Non-Conforming Persons. Imperial Resort Beach Hotel, Entebbe-Uganda. Presentation “Roles of Civil Society Organisations in Protecting Rights of LGBTI Persons”. Download Presentation
§ Summer Institute on Men’s and Women’s Relations in Coercive Settings held in Kampala Uganda from 17-17 May 2017 at Kampala Kolping Hotel. Institute organised by Refugee Law Project, York University and the University of British Columbia as part of a research project on ‘Conjugal Slavery in Wartime’.
§ UNHCR Annual Consultations with NGOs (Pre-ExCom) held from 27-29 June 2018. Theme: “Putting People First”, at the International Conference Centre Geneva (ICCG). Trip supported by UNHCR. (Link).
§ Twenty First Annual Report Consultation Meeting for Stakeholders organised by Uganda Human Rights Commission at Fairway Hotel, Kampala. Presentation Towards the ‘whole of society’ approach of refugee management in Uganda: 2018 Reflections and Recommendations. Download Presentation
§ International Symposium on ‘Extending the Welcome: long-term approaches to supporting refugees and at-risk scholars in higher education’, focusing on long-term approaches to supporting refugees, displaced peoples, and at-risk scholars access Higher Education. Symposium organised by University of Edinburgh from March 4-8, 2019.
§ UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN OHCHR) Workshop on “Rehabilitation and Redress for Victims of Sexual and Gender-based Torture” – Organised by the Board o Trustees of the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture (UNVFVT).
§ Planning Workshop on Scaling Up Positive Masculinity Programme organised by UN Women Africa from May 20-24, 2019 at Lake Victoria Serena Hotel, Kigo. Presented on “What Research and Experience is telling us about positive and negative Masculinities”. Download Presentation