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Our work in Refugee Settlements

Prevention of Sexual and Gender Violence (SGBV) STOP in Kyaka II Refugee Settlement (2019-2022)

We created this project to promote gender equality and women empowerment among refugee and host communities in Uganda. We will build capacities of social actors, duty bearers, and model couples to become advocates of the prevention of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence.

We identified and trained 24 couples and 18 community facilitators in understanding gender concepts, model couple approaches in combating sexual and gender based violence, peer group support, group psycho-social counseling and conflict resolution sessions. To aid our efforts, we will construct Peace huts to provide a safe environment for members to receive counselling and peer- group support.

We also build capacities of social actors, duty bearers and model couples to understand and combat SGBV in their communities and with the construction of Peace Huts community, members will be able to discuss SGBV, receive counseling and peer group support. Through skills training, community facilitators will gain a better understanding of gender concepts on combating SGBV.




Workshop: Amplify the voices and power of refugee women and girls to catalyze institutional reform, interagency action, and increased resources to reduce Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) in humanitarian settings -Listen Up
Listen Up was a 3-day skills strengthening workshop designed for women’s organizations to deliver a women’s leadership session to refugee and host communities.

Through our approach we amplified refugee women’s voices in the prevention and response to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse perpetrated by humanitarian actors.
Our aim was to train 20 women leaders in understanding women rights within Bidi bidi and Imvepi Refugee Settlements.

This resulted in:

  • The creation of a women leadership network within the refugee settlement and this has enabled women leaders work together to strengthen their collective efforts and actions towards advocacy.
  • Strengthened collaboration among women leaders from refugee and host community to collectively combat sexual abuse and sexual exploitation (SEA) in both communities.




Building Local, Thinking Global (BLTG) (2018-2020)

The BLTG project was a 2-year strategic partnership with International Rescue Committee(IRC) to provide support to local Gender-Based Violence (GBV) actors within Palabek Refugee Settlement in Lamwo district.

The aim of this initiative is to address the heightened risks and barriers women and girls face when trying to access services in cases of an emergency. We used this project to equip civil society organizations with the necessary skills to understand how they can include GBV emergency and preparedness response in their programming.

This project has strengthened coordination among the implementing partners and GBV actors as well as the implementation of gender inclusive programmes in their projects.