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Within the Ugandan context, this position paper identifies 4 key areas for investment in child health and development and aims to open dialogue and promote critical thinking among the country’s policymakers, non-government agencies, and civil society actors.
Community-based Child Protection Mechanisms Amongst Urban Refugees in Kampala, Uganda: An Ethnographic Study
The purpose of the study reported here was to learn about community-based child protection processes and mechanisms in three urban refugee communities in Kampala, Uganda.
This study addresses the relationship between household livelihoods and children‘s well-being and protection in two districts of Western Uganda.
In recognition of the importance of measurement and assessment of UNHCR’s child protection activities, including protection from sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), UNHCR, the CPC Network and AVSI collaborated on this pilot study as a first step towards developing tools that can measure change in key child protection indicators.
Best Practices for Engaging Community-Based Child Protection Mechanisms and Establishing Synergies the Education Sector: Learning from Protracted Refugee Settings in Uganda and Rwanda
The aim of this note is to outline some ways of engaging with CBCPMs, especially within the education sector. This note is based on the findings of two studies of CBCPMs and their linkages to the education sector in two protracted refugee settings in Uganda and Rwanda.
Building Meaningful Participation in Reintegration Among War-Affected Young Mothers in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Northern Uganda
In this paper, the authors describe community-based participatory action research (PAR), an innovative field practice that meaningfully involved young mothers formerly associated with armed groups and other vulnerable young mothers in their communities in Liberia, Uganda, and Sierra Leone.
Scattered Dreams, Broken Promises: An Assessment of the Links between Girls’ Empowerment and Gender-based Violence in the Kyaka II Refugee Settlement, Uganda
The Women’s Refugee Commission conducted research in the Kyaka II Refugee Settlement in southwestern Uganda in October 2012 to explore the relationship between the empowerment of adolescent refugee girls and the prevention of gender-based violence.
This document details the National Child Protection Curriculum developed in Uganda.
This research took a bottom-up approach in examining existing Community-Based Child Protection Mechanisms (CBCPMs) in Arua and Nebbi districts in Uganda.
The Impact of the School-Based Psychosocial Structured Activities (PSSA) Program on Conflict-Affected Children in northern Uganda
A Psychosocial Structured Activities (PSSA) program was implemented in 21 schools in Northern Uganda identified as amongst those most severely affected by conflict-induced displacement across Gulu and Amuru Districts. The well-being of children who had received the PSSA intervention increased significantly more than for children in the comparison group, as judged by child and parent (but not teacher) report.