May 2022

January 2022

NEW – CARE Women lead in emergencies in Uganda – Learning Report 1 – October 2021
Asian Journal of Business and Management – Refugees Adaptability on the Peaceful Coexistence with the Host Communities. A Case of Rwamwanja Refugee Camp-Uganda
Child Protection dashboard Quarter 3 2021
GBV dashboard Quarter 3 2021
Protection dashboard Quarter 3 2021

New Vision – Plight of refugee child mothers – The teenage mothers are most orphans with no income
Radio Tamazuj –Teenage pregnancy, sexual abuse on the rise among South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

October 2021

Research Square – Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting and Child, Early or Forced Marriages in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Senegal

September 2021

NEW – CARE – Access Protection Empowerment Accountability and Leadership (APEAL) II project Endline Evaluation
IIngenta Connect – Survey of violence against women at a refugee settlement in Uganda – African Elderly Refugees’ Perspectives on Needs Assessment and Response Processes in Refugee Camps in Uganda – The findings of the study show that older persons perceive themselves as being selectively supported, while they also notice that there are no clear criteria to identify their needs which are not prioritized, support groups exclude some of the older refugees, and there are no specific organizations that work with older refugees. The recommendation is that older people should feel included in all decisions that target them throughout intervention programs or support projects cycles.
GoU/UNHCR – Uganda Refugee Response Plan (RRP) 2020-2021, Quarter 2, January – March 2021 – Protection Dashboard; Gender-Based Violence Dashboard; Child Protection
Refugee Survey Quarterly – Re-Thinking Protection for LGBTI Refugees in Kampala, Uganda: A Relational, Trust-Based Approach

August 2021

Comparative Migration Studies – Who is watching? Refugee protection during a pandemic – responses from Uganda and South Africa
The Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law – (paid for content) – Social Enterprise Groups for South Sudanese Refugee Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Torture Living in Settlements in Northern Uganda
World Vision
Eliphaz is driven by passion and a big heart serving vulnerable children across Uganda
Heart rending stories of child abuse survivors

July 2021

NEW – “What is peaceful about living on one meal a day?”: Marie fled war in search of safety – 10 Somali refugees fall prey to starvation, COVID-19in 2 weeks – Somali Community Association in Uganda says helping vulnerable refugees difficult due to pandemic lockdown
Global Womens Institute –
Empowered Aid: Participatory action research with refugee women & girls to better prevent sexual exploitation & abuse
Uganda Country Report
Uganda Policy Brief
Uganda COVID-19 Brief

Empowered Aid Uganda sector brief: SEA in relation to Food Aid
Empowered Aid Uganda sector brief: SEA in relation to WASH Assistance
Empowered Aid Uganda sector brief: SEA in relation to Shelter Assistance
Empowered Aid Uganda sector brief: SEA in relation to Fuel & Firewood Assistance

LSE – A poisoning in Palabek: the fragility of public authority in Palabek refugee settlement Uganda
Risk, Identity and Conflict (paid for content) –
Why GBV Survivors Cannot Seek Help: The Case of South Sudanese Refugees in Uganda – This paper explores how South Sudanese refugees in six refugee settlement areas in Uganda recognized GBV including their help-seeking pathways and identified what constitutes their decision to seek help/not seek help for themselves and even for others. The study confirmed that after residing in the settlement for several years, refugees’ GBV concerns are mainly domestic violence between partners rather than sexual violence committed by strangers. Their existing socio-cultural norms, the current referral mechanisms for help seeking within the refugee communities, and low expectation of outside services are barriers to refugees’ GBV help seeking. The paper recommended two forms for support: the support for social transformation on the existing gender norms within refugee communities, and the provision of material resources and capacity building for service providers in host-communities.
Negotiating the Gender-Based Violence Referral Pathway: Challenges and Opportunities in the Refugee Hosting Areas of Uganda – Based on a desk review of available literature, together with insights from previous field visits, this paper explores help-seeking strategies survivors adopt, forms of negotiations along the GBV referral pathway and reasons why survivors may choose either implicit or explicit forms of bargaining when seeking help.
Women Peace and Security: Sexual Gender-Based Violence Survivor Support in Refugee Settlements in Uganda – This paper is an attempt to identify the extent of which international gender norms have been materialized and implemented. The papers confirms the presence of support gaps and reiterates the need for further gender mainstreaming in both humanitarian aid and governmental policies and the role of humanitarian aid in the process.

May 2021

IASC – Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP)Inter-Agency Task Team Terms of Reference
UNICEF – Inclusion of Refugee Children in National Child Protection Systems – Guidance for Practitioners in Eastern Africa
CrossBorderNetwork – ,Cases of defilement on the rise, in refugee settlements

March 2021

No Refuge: South Sudan’s targeting of refugee HRDs outside the country – The majority of cases documented inthis report refer to incidents that happened outside of South Sudan, mostly in Kenya and Uganda.
Protection Cluster – Terms of Reference: Child Protection Sub Working Group – National Level, Uganda Refugee Response, March 2021
UNHCR – Uganda Refugee Response Plan (RRP) 2020-2021, Dashboard – Quarter 4, Jan – Dec 2020
Gender Based Violence
Child protection

February 2021

Effects of sexual and gender based violence on the livelihoods of refugee women in Uganda: A case of Palabek Refugee Settlement, Lamwo District – This qualitative study with a case study research explored the lived experiences of SGBV refugee women survivors, the level of awareness among the refugee women about SGBV and the existing interventions in place to address SGBV among the refugees. The study revealed that the SGBV refugee women survivors face several challenges including physical injuries, destruction of property, unwanted pregnancies, separation of family members, grabbing and selling of property, isolation and discrimination and excess drinking of alcohol. The level of awareness about SGBV among the SGBV refugee women survivors was influenced by culture, stigma and embarrassment, patriarchal domination and perceptions on the forms of SGBV. It highly impacted on the lives of the SGBV refugee women survivors, they left out most of the refugee men thus making it difficult to completely eradicate SGBV from refugee communities. The study therefore recommends that the government and Non-Governmental Organizations should put in place interventions that cater for the needs of both refugee men and women so as to completely solve the problem of SGBV.
Audio from Cross – The plight of child refugees – over 41,000 children crossed into Uganda for safety. Such figures make Uganda host of the largest number of unaccompanied child refugees in the world; according to UNHCR.

December 2020

,NEWEmpowered Aid: Participatory action research with refugee women & girls to better prevent sexual exploitation & abuse | Uganda Country Report
Journal of Global health – Understanding the role of interpersonal violence in assisted partner notification for HIV: a mixed-methods study in refugee settlements in West Nile Uganda
UNHCR/OPM- PSN Assessment Report, October 2019 for Rhino Camp; Imvepi; Lobule
UNHCR – Rhino Camp and Imvepi Refugee Settlements Suicide Assessment Report, July 2020

November 2020

Linking, Aligning and Convening Gender-Based Violence and Violence Against Children: Prevention and Response Services in Uganda’s Refugee-Hosting Districts – This publication details some of the responsive services and needs for holistic support to refugees, including mental health and psychosocial support. Community-based structures, such as para-social workers, child protection committees, and village health teams, play a key role in providing psychosocial support services to survivors, including counseling, advising them in seeking legal support, and linking them to NGOs for additional help. It details capacity building and training needs to equip these workers, case management approaches, design of child-friendly spaces and referral pathways.
REACH/UNHCR/WFP – Vulnerability and Essential Needs Assessment, Volume One, October 2020
Understanding the role of interpersonal violence in assisted partner notification for HIV: a mixed-methods study in refugee settlements in West Nile Uganda
UNHCR/OPM – Uganda Refugee Response Plan (RRP) 2020-2021, SGBV Dashboard – Quarter 3, January – September 2020
UNHCR/OPM – Uganda Refugee Response Plan (RRP) 2020-2021, Protection Dashboard – Quarter 3, Jan – Sep 2020
UNHCR/OPM – Uganda Refugee Response Plan (RRP) 2020-2021, Child Protection Dashboard – Quarter 3, January – September 2020

October 2020

UNHCR/OPM – Report on the Comprehensive Child Protection Assessment for Bidi Bidi – Bidi Bidi child protection working group 2020
World Bank – Gender-Based Violence and Violence Against Children: Prevention and Response Services in Uganda’s Refugee-Hosting Districts
Addressing the security needs of adolescent girls in protracted crises: Inclusive, responsive, and effective? (paid for content) – Drawing from field research conducted in four crisis contexts including Uganda, this article explores the experiences of insecurity that adolescent girls face in crisis contexts, and the extent to which responses to their needs are inclusive, responsive, and effective. The article argues that marginalizing adolescent girls in the development and implementation of programs compromises the ability for such programs to be responsive to their needs and misses the opportunity to employ their skills, knowledge, and strengths to build resilience and security within their communities.
RLP – Policy Brief: The Impact of COVID-19 on Human Trafficking in Uganda
RLP – Refugee family in Prison: Challenges faced by children of incarcerated mothers

September 2020

,NEWGender-Based Violence and Violence Against Children: Prevention and Response Services in Uganda’s Refugee-Hosting Districts
Practice-based learning: Establishing simple monitoring systems to support SGBV programming in refugee settings – This program brief documents the process employed by the Sauti/VOICE project to implement simple monitoring systems that record service progress, reveal issues that need to be resolved, and provide evidence of how well interventions are working.
UNHCR – Child Protection Dashboard, SGBV Dashboard, Protection Dashboard – Quarter 2, January – June 2020

August 2020

The Global Governed? Refugees as Providers of Protection and Assistance – this book explores the role that refugee-led organizations in Uganda and Kenya play in providing social protection. Based on research over a 15-month period in Kampala, Nakivale, Nairobi and Kakuma, the authors introduce the theoretical framework of ‘global governed’ to analyse the ways in which refugees in these diverse settings navigate complex structural constraints to provide protection in their communities.
IDS – Integrating Humanitarian Response with Social Protection Systems: Limits and Opportunities – This policy briefing uses research from three countries (inc Uganda) to consider how SRSP should be implemented, making four recommendations for policymakers working in humanitarian response, disaster risk management and social protection.
UNHCR – Documenting peaceful co-existence in the context of COVID-19
Assault and care characteristics of victims of sexual violence in eleven Médecins Sans Frontières programs in Africa. What about men and boys?  Often neglected, male-directed sexual violence (SV) has recently gained recognition as a significant issue.  MSF systematically documented these in all victims admitted to eleven SV clinics in seven African countries (inc Uganda) between 2011 and 2017. The study found that patterns of male-directed SV varied considerably according to contexts and age categories. A key finding was the importance of the clinic setup; integrated medical and SV clinics, where initial disclosure was not necessary to access care, appeared more likely to meet males’ needs, while accommodating females’ ones. 
UNHCR – East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes Region SGBV – Regional Overview, March-July 2020
UNHCR – Voluntary Repatriation of Burundian Refugees, Update as of 31 July 2020
1st group of Burundian refugees returning home from Rwanda

July 2020

Fuel to the fire: The escalating interplay of attachment and maltreatment in the transgenerational transmission of psychopathology in families living in refugee camps – this study looks at Burundian refugees in Tanzania, but the findings are likely to be relevant to the Uganda setting, hence its inclusion. The findings suggest a vicious cycle, wherein an insecure attachment to a mother suffering from psychopathology may be linked to children’s risk to be maltreated, which may reinforce insecure representations and perpetuate the pathogenic relational experience. Interventions targeting the attachment relationship and parental mental health may prevent negative child outcomes
UNHCR – Adapted CP Case Management Guidelines COVID19 situation
UNHCR – CPSWG Meeting Minutes 2 July 2020
UNHCR – PSN SWG meeting minutes – 01.07.2020
UNHCR – PSN SWG meeting minutes – 11.06.2020
UNHCR – PSN SWG meeting minutes – 27.05.2020
UNHCR Protection Cluster – 2020 Child Protection Sub Working Group Work Plan: Uganda – Kampala (to be reviewed in July 2020

June 2020

World Bank – Protecting and Supporting Children from Violence in Uganda’s Refugee Hosting Areas –
US State Dept – Safe from the Start Initiative Evaluation report –
A Critical Overview of Gender –Based Violence in Uganda –
UNHCR/GoU – Sector dashboard Quarter 1 2020 for Protection Child protectionSGBV

May 2020

UNHCR – PSN SWG Protection analysis impact COVID 19 on PSNs refugee communities

April 2020

UNHCR – Sector Dashboard Q4 2019: Child Protection, SGBV and Protection

March 2020

NEWUNHCR Sexual and Gender Based Violence Thematic Report-December 2019 –
NEWUNHCR Legal and Physical Protection Thematic Report-December 2019 – ,
NEWUNHCR Community Based Protection Thematic Report-December 2019 – ,,
NEWUNHCR Child Protection Thematic Report-December 2019 – ,,
MDPI – South Sudanese Refugee Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Torture: Health and Justice Service Responses in Northern Uganda
JICA-RI – The Variety of People in Refugee Settlements, Gender and GBV: The Case of South Sudanese Refugees in Northern Uganda – this paper looks at the variety that make up a settlement and how this affects the relationship between aid and refugees and how refugees view both gender and GBV. Various kinds of relationships between staff, incentive workers, and refugees have developed within the settlements, These have made the refugee/staff boundaries ambiguous and have influenced the understanding of gender and GBV among refugees. However, refugees also have their own social space that is inaccessible to aid workers. Field study was in Adjumani.

February 2020

Violence Against Women in Camps? Exploring Links between Refugee Camp Conditions and the Prevalence of ViolenceBased on empirical research, mainly conducted with Congolese refugees, the chapter reveals that sexual violence, domestic violence and structural discrimination constitute the main forms. These occur despite humanitarian projects implemented to protect and assist refugees and especially women.
UNHCR Monthly Protection Updates for November 2019 in: Urban protection response, legal and physical protection, child protection, SGBV, education, RSD, community based protection

January 2020

World Bank – Violence Against Children : Prevention and Response – This note provides practical guidance on how to effectively identify, assess, and manage the risk of violence against children in a context of a development response to forced displacement.