When peacekeepers are equipped to understand, respond to and prevent some of the dynamics that can destabilise an often fragile peace, then their value is greatly enhanced in post-conflict situations. This is particularly the case if they are able to engage pro-actively on issues of conflict-related sexual violence and its ‘post-conflict’ manifestations in the form of sexual exploitation and abuse. The report offers testimony to the value of such training endeavours, as well as to the importance of the International Protocol as a guiding document around which to organise both the content and the process.
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.
This briefing paper follows RLP's participation in the commemoration of the Day of the African Child (June 19) under the theme "Humanitarian Action in Africa: Children's Rights First" during which we organised two roundtable discussions - one with children and the other with adults caretakers to discuss key issues related to the theme of the day.
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Hits: 66Editor’s Note: This post was originally published by Refugee Law Project on March 8, 2018. Click HERE to download the statement. We recently commemorated the International Women’s Day under the themes “Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists transforming Women’s Lives” (international) “Empowerment of Rural Women and Girls: Challenges and Opportunities” (national). I invite you to read Refugee Law
Hits: 56 Greetings from SOAS Refugee Forum. The podcast for the second episode of SOAS Refugee Forum is now available for download on SOAS Radio website. This podcast presents interviews conducted during the Ockenden International Prize Award which took place on 7th March 2017. Enjoy listening to Dr Barbara Harrell-Bond OBE (Emerata Professor and Associate,
Hits: 52Dear Friends, greetings from London, This is to inform you that I host a weekly half-hour radio talk show on SOAS Radio in a programme called SOAS Refugee Forum. Participants for this talk show are drawn from lecturers, researchers, refugees, refugee serving agencies (inter alia; CSO, NGOs, CBOs, FBOs), students, UN workers, government officials, and guests from