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Uganda

Beginning in 2022, our long-term Gender-Equality Education program in Bidi-Bidi Refugee Settlement and Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement is directly focused on addressing and changing the reality of young girls enduring arranged-marriages, early pregnancies, gender-based violence and child labour.

Bidi-Bidi Refugee Settlement

Is the second largest refugee settlement in the world, located on the Ugandan/South Sudanese border. The population is more than 250,000 and growing, of which 85% are women and children. The people living in this settlement have fled their country of origin due to the poverty, violence and atrocities of civil war. 

Bidi-Bidi Refugee Settlement 

Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement

Is located on the Ugandan/Congolese (DRC) border and has a population of more than 100,000 and growing, of which 82% are women and children. The populations living in this settlement have fled their country of origin due to the poverty, violence and atrocities of more than a decade of conflict, specifically the M23 rebellion and the broader Kivu conflict. 

Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement

(This project is funded by the Leopold Bachmann Foundation & Roma Tre University)

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