2018 has been a year of major organizational growth for Refugee Law Project. Five new grant and funding relationships were established, bringing us to a total of thirteen running grants from twelve different donors.
From a media perspective, I would say that 2018 has also been the year that RLP staff became much more Twitter literate and began to use Twitter as a platform for publicizing our work. I feel that the responses that this generates are both good for RLP as an institution, but also for the staff who are catalyzing this interest.
Our initial focus on legal aid to forced migrants has since expanded to include a number of intersecting thematic areas. We are currently structured into five thematic programmes, namely Access to Justice, Mental Health & Psychosocial Wellbeing, Gender & Sexuality, Conflict-Transitional Justice-Governance, and Media for Social Change.
As you read through this Annual Report, you will see that 2016 was another busy year for Refugee Law Project. Programme work continued to develop apace. One of the big steps forward was the launch of the first “Introduction of Basic Video Advocacy” course. This was put together by our own video advo-cacy staff, it targeted refugees, and it generated high levesl of interest and productivity in the learners. Happily, as you will see from the report, this went hand-in-hand with a gradually strengthening social media presence as the relatively new thematic programme, Media for Social Change, worked on the challenging task of clarifying its role in a fast-changing technological and media environment.
Thematic Programme reports
Since 2014, these Powerpoint presentations have been structured around the thematic programmes, and are delivered during the Mid Year and End of Year Review meetings attended by all staff as well as invited partners and clients. Please note that there was no End-of-Year Review in 2016 as the entire University was closed following a Presidential Directive in early November 2016, and only re-opened in January 2017.
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End Of Year Review
Mid Year Review
Presentations made prior to 2014 can be obtained on request.
Since its inception, the Refugee Law Project has raised funds from a variety of sources. With one exception, our funding is all related to specific projects rather than core funding. In addition to present and past funds from major donors (see icons below), we generate a proportion of our income by providing consultancy services and by charging administrative fees for hosting interns and research associates.
We welcome private donations, which allow us to make small but significant improvements in the work we do and the services we can deliver. One shining example of this is our emergency fund for survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence, which was established through a private donation. If you are able to make a donation, no matter how small, know that your money will directly support the lives of forced migrants in Uganda.