Briefing Notes and Special Reports

Aside from working papers and seminars the RLP produces a range of publications for multiple purposes. The research is targeted at a range of audiences (eg academia, government officials or the public) and aims to produce information quickly on time-sensitive issues. These result in special reports compiled either through individual consultancies or for external publications, including briefing notes that represent immediate but preliminary observations from the field, letters sent to the national newspapers or advocacy briefs that attempt to bring attention to specific thematic areas.

 The Journey This Far: RLP Gender & Sexuality Programme Issue #1, May 2014This publication highlights the progress of the Gender and Sexuality Programme of the Refugee Law Project for the last 6 months (September 2013 – April 2014). It brings to front key issues that the Refugee Law Project has been working on regarding Gender and Sexuality in forced migration, analyses how the objectives of the Gender and Sexuality Programme have been implemented, and highlights key achievements. In this issue, you will see key outcomes, results and impacts of our best practices on Gender and Sexuality, an account of our successes presented with pictures, examples of key developments and quotes. This issue largely presents our work on conflict related sexual violence as well as violence in times of ‘peace’.
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Resource Pack on Working with Men and Boys on Sexual and Gender Violence IssuesDear Friends and Colleagues, we are pleased to share with you a PDF version of our Resource Pack on Working with Men and Boys on Sexual and Gender Violence Issues. This is a compilation of some our resources on working with men and boys survivors of conflict related sexual violence since 2009 in Uganda. Each Resource Pack has 4 DVDs enclosed. The first DVD holds a collection of documents, reports and publications on Men and Boys survivors of sexual violence. The second DVD contains our major feature documentary titled “Gender Against Men.” The third DVD is a collection of our short films and the fourth DVD is a compilation of media coverage on our work on conflict related sexual violence against men and boys. Below is the outline
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A Report on Police Training at Central Police Station, Kampala 18th – 20th Feb 2014We are pleased to share with you a report on training of Police officers that we are conducting in Kampala on Prevention and Response to Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV). The training was conducted at Central Police Station, (CPS) Kampala from 18th to 20th February 2014.

The training was to enable police officials become knowledgeable on Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and be able to provide quality, compassionate, non-discriminatory and timely SGBVP prevention and response services to all survivors within urban refugee communities and to equip police officers with relevant laws and policies on SGBV and context relevant policy instruments. for details baout the training, please downnload the report from the link bellow.
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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

Every year since 2009 Refugee Law Project (RLP) has organized an Annual Sexual and Gender Based Violence and Persecution Awareness Week. Coordinated by our own Gender and Sexuality Program. The week generates advocacy, dialogue and awareness on pertinent SGBVP and related gender and sexuality issues in forced migration and refugee situations.
In 2013 refugee leaders of the support groups affiliated to RLP proposed and decided on the theme “From Sexual Violence in Conflict to Domestic Violence in Peace”. This resonated with our daily work with a wide range of forced migrants.  
For the first time, the activities of the week extended to the RLP’s field offices and various refugee communities in and outside Kampala. In addition to the official opening of our new field offices in Mbarara and Hoima, we reached thousands of refugees in Nakivale and Kyangwali refugee settlement in Isingiro and Hoima districts respectively. Activities were also extended to Gulu, Kitgum, Kotido (office currently closed), Hoima and Mbarara.
We are pleased now to share with you the attached report for the 5th Annual Sexual Gender Based Violence and Persecution Awareness Week.
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A collaborative initiative of the RLP and the Kitgum District Local Government. The NMPDC is located in Kitgum district town council - Northern Uganda an area ravaged by over two decades of armed conflict and is struggling to recover in the post-conflict era...
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