Empowered Aid Resources

Empowered Aid in Uganda

 

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Empowered Aid: Participatory action research with refugee women & girls to better prevent sexual exploitation & abuse | Uganda Country Report

This report shares findings from the first phase of Empowered Aid in Uganda around risks of sexual exploitation and abuse in relation to food, WASH, shelter, and fuel & firewood, throughout the distribution process. It is based on rigorous, longitudinal qualitative research with women and girls living in Bidi Bidi and Imvepi refugee settlements in Uganda. The report also summarizes findings related to other types of distribution-related gender-based violence. It provides targeted, action-oriented recommendations to make aid distributions safer for women and girls, grounded in their own voices

 

 

Article Title Page: Empowered Aid: Reducing Risks of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Fuel and Firewood Distribution

 

Empowered Aid: Participatory action research with refugee women & girls to better prevent sexual exploitation & abuse | Uganda Policy Brief

This brief shares findings from the first phase of Empowered Aid in Uganda around risks of sexual exploitation and abuse in relation to food, WASH, shelter, and fuel & firewood, throughout the distribution process. It is based on rigorous, longitudinal qualitative research with women and girls living in Bidi Bidi and Imvepi refugee settlements in Uganda. It provides targeted, action-oriented recommendations to make aid distributions safer for women and girls, grounded in their own voices.

Empowered Aid: Participatory action research with refugee women & girls to better prevent sexual exploitation & abuse | Uganda Sector-Specific Briefs:

 

Empowered Aid in Lebanon

 

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Empowered Aid: Transforming Gender and Power Dynamics in the Delivery of Humanitarian Aid | Lebanon Country Report

This report shares findings from the first phase of Empowered Aid in Lebanon around risks of sexual exploitation and abuse in relation to food, WASH, shelter, and cash assistance, throughout the distribution process. It is based on rigorous, longitudinal qualitative research with women and girls living in an urban refugee context in Tripoli, Lebanon. The report also summarizes findings related to other types of distribution-related gender-based violence. It provides targeted, action-oriented recommendations to make aid distributions safer for women and girls, grounded in their own voices.

 

 

 

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Empowered Aid: Participatory action research with refugee women & girls to better prevent sexual exploitation & abuse | Lebanon Policy Brief

This brief shares findings from the first phase of Empowered Aid in Lebanon around risks of sexual exploitation and abuse in relation to food, WASH, shelter, and cash assistance, throughout the distribution process. It is based on rigorous, longitudinal qualitative research with women and girls living in an urban refugee context in Tripoli, Lebanon. It provides targeted, action-oriented recommendations to make aid distributions safer for women and girls, grounded in their own voices.

 

Empowered Aid: Participatory action research with refugee women & girls to better prevent sexual exploitation & abuse | Lebanon Sector-Specific Briefs: 

 

 

 

 

Empowered Aid Multi-Country Synthesis Report (In progress)

 

All of the manuals and tools we developed through Empowered Aid are shared here to allow for further adaptation and use by community-based organizations, NGOs, and others interested in participatory action research and safe, ethical data collection around SEA. If you have any questions or would like to discuss collaborations, please do not hesitate to contact us!

 

Empowered Aid Participatory Action Research (PAR) Training Curriculum & Facilitation Guide

 

Empowered Aid Participatory Action Research (PAR) Training Curriculum & Facilitation Guide (Coming Soon)

The Participatory Action Research training curriculum & facilitation guide was used with research team members -- humanitarian staff as well as women and girls from refugee communities -- to guide processes for shared study design and implementation. It includes core trainings around gender, GBV and SEA.

 

Empowered Aid Research Reflection Workshop Facilitation Guide

 

Empowered Aid Research Reflection Workshop Facilitation Guide (Coming Soon)

The Reflection Workshop facilitation guide outlines processes for holding space to reflect and share feedback on the research process. These workshops were conducted halfway through the qualitative fieldwork, providing the opportunity for the research team to adjust the process as needed and in response to feedback from women, girls, and humanitarian staff’s feedback.

 

Empowered Aid Action Analysis Workshops - Facilitation Guides

 

Empowered Aid Action Analysis Workshops - Facilitation Guides (Coming Soon)

The Action Analysis Workshops facilitation guide outlines the process through which participatory data analysis was conducted with a special emphasis on visual methods for use with low-literacy populations. 

 

 

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Empowered Aid Webinar: Phase 1 Results & Recommendations Launch

In honor of World Refugee Day 2020, the Global Women's Institute (GWI) hosted a webinar launch sharing Empowered Aid's Phase I findings and recommendations on reducing risks of sexual exploitation and abuse when accessing humanitarian aid in Lebanon and Uganda. You can watch the full recording with the Empowered Aid team, including the presentation and Q&A discussion.

The full reports and other resources mentioned are available on this web page under the "Reports, policy briefs and articles" and "Manuals and toolkits" tabs.  

Speakers
GWI: Alina Potts (PI), Research Scientist & Elizabeth Hedge, Empowered Aid Research Associate
CARE International in Lebanon: Loujine Fattal, Empowered Aid Research Manager & Farah Hallak, Empowered Aid Project Officer
IRC Uganda: Harriet Kolli, Empowered Aid Research Manager & Fatuma Nafish, Empowered Aid Project Officer

Please note: The audio of our Uganda project officer, Fatuma Nafish, is a bit difficult to hear; it is captioned however you can also watch Fatuma speak here. You will have the option to turn on closed captions.

 

 

 

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Women's Protection and Empowerment Podcast: Empowered Aid

Since its magnitude first came to light in 2002, the aid community’s focus on addressing sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) has primarily rested on establishing reporting mechanisms and only recently shifted toward proactive measures to mitigate risk and prevent such abuses from occurring. In this episode, Alina Potts of the Global Women's Institute, Harriet Kolli of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Uganda, and Loujine Fattal of CARE Lebanon, discuss Empowered Aid: Transforming gender and power dynamics in the delivery of humanitarian aid on an episode of Women's Protection and Empowerment podcast