Where We Work
Commencing in May 2022, our extensive Gender-Equality Education and GBV Prevention program in Bidi-Bidi, Rwamwanja, and Nakivale refugee settlements is dedicated to directly combatting and reshaping the challenges endured by tens of thousands of young girls, women and children who discontinue their education at the primary level.
Bidi-Bidi Refugee Settlement, Uganda
Bidi-Bidi Refugee Settlement is one of the largest refugee camps in the world, located on the South Sudanese border. The population is more than 270,000 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.
Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement, Uganda
Situated along the Congolese (DRC) border, the Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement encompasses a burgeoning population surpassing 100,000.
The populations living in this settlement have fled their country of origin due to the dire circumstances of impoverishment, violence, and the grievous horrors stemming from over a decade of turmoil. Notably, this includes the distressing chapters of the M23 rebellion and the overarching Kivu conflict.
Nakivale Refugee Settlement, Uganda
Is positioned in close proximity to the Tanzanian border, with a population exceeding 150,000, of which almost 75% are women, youth and/or children, and this number continues to rise.
The populations living in this settlement originate from a diverse array of countries including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Somalia, Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Eritrea. It is one of the oldest refugee camps in Africa.
This project is funded by the Leopold Bachmann Foundation & Roma Tre University