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PROTECTING FEMALE REFUGEES AGAINST SEXUAL AND GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is endemic among the refugee communities, largely because of the patriarchal society they come from. The January 2018 statistics from World Vision Uganda’s West Nile Refugee Response Situation showed that 82% of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda are women and children, and because of their disadvantaged position in society, they face more risks of abuse than their male counterparts. more…

Event Reports | July 23, 2018

HOW PHYSICAL ASSAULT, EXPLOITATION AND SEXUAL HARASSEMENT FOLLOW WOMEN INTO REFUGEE SETTLEMENTS

Late in 2016, a heavily pregnant Anna Lakong fled the civil war in South Sudan. Her husband belonged to one of the fighting groups, so he escorted her to the border. He did not continue with the journey into Uganda but returned to South Sudan, to fight. more…

Event Reports | July 23, 2018

GENDER AND THE REFUGEE CRISIS

An October 2017 UN Women Brief on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis Response in Bangladesh, East Asia, painted, in detailed and grim exposés, the gender dynamics in this refugee crisis. The Rohingya, an ethnic group a small percentage of whom are Muslims, face one of the most terrible humanitarian crises today. The UN High Commissioner on Human Rights described the situation as a textbook example of ethnic cleansing. more…

Event Reports | July 23, 2018

GLOBAL REFUGEES WELCOME INDEX 2016

The 2016 Refugees Welcome Index, the first ever such index, showed several variances. Refugees Welcome Index measured levels of acceptance for refugees for the very first time. The index was based on a global survey commissioned by Amnesty International carried out by strategy consultancy firm, GlobeScan. more…

Event Reports | July 23, 2018

THE REFUGEE CRISIS - A CHALLENGE FOR UGANDA

By the end of 2016, the number of displaced people around the world had risen to 65.6 million, an increase of 300,000 on the year before, and the largest number ever recorded, according to the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR. To put this large number in perspective, one should note that it is more than the population of the United Kingdom or almost twice the population of Uganda. more…

Event Reports | July 23, 2018