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Kampala: Supporting Refugee Women Engaged in Sex Work through the Peer Education Model & Bringing Mobile Health Clinics to Refugee Neighborhoods


Interventions for Strengthening GBV Prevention and Response for Urban Refugees

In Kampala, Uganda, the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) partnered with Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU), an organization that provides integrated sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and gender-based violence (GBV) services to Ugandans, including Ugandan sex workers. The goal was to expand their services to be inclusive of refugee women. This case study outlines two different interventions that were conducted: (1) a free mobile health clinic that went to refugee neighborhoods and provided a range of GBV and medical services, and (2) a peer education program conducted with refugee women engaged in sex work in Uganda—both in Kampala and in the Nakivale Refugee Settlement—that was designed to address information, service, and support gaps affecting these women’s health and safety.

Uganda Women Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Reports