I am pleased to share with you our Annual Report for last year, 2019. Every year is different, each year has its own story, each year of institutional growth – and sometimes just of survival – is an achievement. Nonetheless, for Refugee Law Project 2019 was a special year in that we marked our 20th Anniversary. Our celebrations reflected twenty years of development in which we have not changed our vision or mission, but in which we have expanded on how we seek to achieve these, from a specific focus on legal aid to our current five broad themes.
The following pages give a relatively detailed and quantitative picture of our efforts across those five thematic areas, as well as of our programme support functions that enable us to keep going. You will see that our original goal of enabling Access to Justice through providing legal aid, as established in 1999, has continued to grow and grow.
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.
To view a presentation, simply click on it and it will download onto your computer from where you can double-click on it to open. These powerpoints cannot be edited.
End Of Year Review
Mid Year Review
Presentations made prior to 2014 can be obtained on request.