The Women’s International Peace Centre (The Peace Centre) and International Rescue Committee (IRC) conducted a case management training for 14 participants from IRC and the Peace Centre. The five-day training which was held from 25th to 29th January 2021 was to enable participants to handle gender-based violence cases amongst urban refugees in Kampala.
This is in line with the Peace Centre and the IRC partnership on a project to reimagine, support, and reshape nationally driven and locally-led protection systems. The project titled, Scale-Up: Catalyzing Systems to Keep Refugees and Host Communities Safe from Violence (Safety and Power) will rapidly map and analyze how gender-based violence and child protection humanitarian interventions in the urban context, should link up to and be integrated into existing social protection, social welfare, child protection, and justice law and order sector systems. It will also feature engagement of the Centre’s alumni as some have been refugees themselves.
The training was facilitated by the IRC team who took participants through a couple of modules on GBV case management which included; understanding power and GBV and the theoretical foundation for a survivor-centered approach context, and causes of GBV among many others.
The fifth annual Peace Exposition held in Lira district, Northern Uganda occurred at a particular time for women’s efforts to address sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) following conflict. With a long legacy of domestic violence and harmful social practices left unaddressed following up to two decades of war and displacement, local leaders focused on Aromo, Lira’s most affected sub-county. The peace exposition hosted in Aromo, presented an invaluable opportunity to gather clan leaders, women, men, boys and girls to dialogue with policy makers and decision makers for a community-driven solution to ending SGBV.
The report lays out in more detail the key highlights and outcomes of the 5th Annual Peace Exposition and Isis-WICCE’s efforts to contributing to endings SGBV in post-conflict Lira district.