New PADEAP research launched in Uganda

The following study presents a situational analysis of the magnitude of gender and sexual based violence against refugee women and girls in the refugee host areas of Kampala, Western Uganda and West Nile regions.

The study highlighted a correlation between forced displacement and the magnitude of GSBV in refugee hosts areas of Uganda a result of their predicament refugee women and girls are prone to GSBV. Some of the common forms of GSBV the study uncovered includes; battering and physical assault, domestic violence, early marriages, marital rape, rape and sexual molestation among others.

The study highlights the need of concerted and collective efforts by government officials, law enforcement agencies, relief and humanitarian organization, refugee communities, service providers and other stakeholders in mitigating and combating this vice.

The report is based on field study conducted in refugee host regions of Kampala, Western Uganda and West Nile between March and April 2010.

The PADEAP research team consisted of Kalyango Ronald – Chief Consultant, Agaba John Paul, Kibathi Peter Irungu, Miriam Kayanga, Nakawungu Margaret, Isabella Amony, Olivia Kabanda, Kibuka Angella and Mbabazi Christabel.

The study was kindly funded by a grant from Open Society Institute