Psychosocial Challenges among Refugee Women and Girls in Nakivale Refugee Settlement

This report is output of a research study conducted in Nakivale refugee settlement with funding support from Finnish Refugee Council. It highlights the challenges that are still holding back refugee women and girls, especially those living in refugee settlements, from realizing and enjoying their rights to health, social, economic, psychological and cultural well-being. 

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"WE HAVE A RIGHT TO LOVE" : The Intersection of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Disability for Urban Refugees in Kampala, Uganda

Article 25 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) states that persons with disabilities should have the same range, quality and standard of free or affordable health care, including in the area of sexual and reproductive health (SRH), as provided to other persons. Yet, the needs of crisisaffected populations with disabilities are notably absent from global SRH and gender guidelines and standards for humanitarian practice.

From The Frying Pan to the Fire: Psychosocial Challenges Faced By Vulnerable Refugee Women and Girls in Kampala

Kampala, the capital of Uganda has been a habitat for refugees from the great lakes region for several decades. While all refugees suffer the effects of forced migration, female refugees continue to experience exceptional suffering.

In 2013, Refugee Law Project through the Mental Health and Psychosocial Wellbeing Program carried out a study on the psychosocial challenges faced by female refugees in Kampala among 153 women and girls.

Please find the links to both the detailed findings report and the video documentary accompanying this report: Download the Report                     Watch the video documentary

No Dignity in Aging for Older Refugee Persons in Uganda: Statement on the occasion of International Day of Older Persons, 1 October 2014

1st October, marks the 24th commemoration of the United Nations International Day of Older Persons.
Refugee Law project recognizes the contribution of the 6734 older refugees in Uganda(as per UNHCR February 2014) and raises some of the major concerns faced by this group of persons.  In Uganda, the Government, UNHCR and other local and international development partners still have a long way to go in achieving this year’s theme of “Leaving No One Behind: Promoting a Society for All”.

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