Report on redress for SGBV launched in Lira

Last Thursday, the Justice and Reconciliation Project launched “Establishing the Extent of SGBV Revictimisation among Female Survivors of Conflict SGBV in Northern Uganda”, a report on a baseline study assessing redress on providing redress for SGBV on conflict related wrongs.

The study was conducted in May and June 2014 to inform JRP’s project, “Redress for Sexual- and Gender-Based Violence on Conflict-Related Wrongs,” which aims to support transitional justice (TJ) efforts of female survivors of SGBV in Adjumani, Pader and Lira districts.

The baseline operated under a simple, yet alarming observation, based on JRP’s years of working with conflict victims: war-affected women are continuously targeted for sexual- and gender-based crimes. It sought to establish the diverse nature and extent to which SGBV revictimisation targets and affects war-affected women in the aforementioned districts. In doing so, it sought to determine the:

  •  Extent to which SGBV of today targets war-affected women;
  • Causes and consequences of SGBV revictimisation in war-affected communities; and
  • Perceptions and knowledge of the women and community regarding SGBV and SGBV revictimisation.
  • Perceptions and knowledge of the women and community regarding SGBV and SGBV revictimisation.

The launch and roundtable discussion on the findings of this survey was held in Lira on 24 November with members of a consortium of civil society organisations funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and women representatives of Adjumani, Pader and Lira districts in attendance.

Read this report here.

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