Projects in the region
GRRIPP Africa is proud to present a report and documentary from the FIDA-UK project "Beyond Victimisation" in Kampala.
The report and film challenge popular stigmas which characterise women as helpless victims by describing how the Community Legal Volunteer (CLV) programme managed to produce 20 trainee participants, whom to date have presented and resolved 57 cases of GBV at their market sites.
The report content and discussion provides insight into legal rights of women, services available to survivors, social and cultural barriers influencing the welfare of market vendors and how women, key role-players and civil society can work together to create locally viable solutions.
GRRIPP Africa is proud to announce a partnership with Southern African Society of Disaster Reduction (SASDiR) for the Fifth Biennial Conference, taking place between 26th and 28th October 2022 in Blantyre, Malawi. The conference is hosted by the African Centre for Disaster in partnership with the Sustainable Development Initiative (SDI), the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST), and the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DODMA) – Government of Malawi.
For more information on this partnership and event, please click on the button below to download the statement by Prof Cheryl Potgieter.
GRRIPP Africa grantee partner, FIDA Uganda, will present at the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI)Forum 2020 in Cancun, Mexico. The global conference will take place between the 19th and 23rd September 2022. It is the largest global gathering of practitioners, researchers, academics, scholars, and thought leaders specialising on research and advocacy on violence against women and children.
For more information on FIDA Uganda's involvement, please click on the link below to read the statement issued by Prof Cheryl Potgieter and Esther Mercy Atim.
In August 2022, GRRIPP Africa and DUT Gender Justice, Health, and Human Development Department convened an online Africa Launch of 'Feminism and the City' Digital Magazine.
The event is part of a seminar series focusing on subject matter related to gender, resilience, and
intersectionality on the continent.
To read the full Reflection written by Prof Cheryl Potgieter from DUT, please click on the link below:
Advisory Board Members
Eunice Musiime, Executive Director, Akina Mama wa Afrika, Uganda
Marilyn Mbogua, Acting African Lead, Global Network for Civil Societies for Disaster Reduction (GNDR), Kenya, Acting African Lead GNDR
Mabel Sengendo Nabaggala, Regional Representative (Africa), MenEngage Alliance/Sonke Gender Justice, Kenya/Uganda
Cecilia Aipira, Disaster Risk Reduction Advisor for Africa, UNDP, Kenya
Pravina Makan-Lakha, Advisor on Women, Peace and Security, ACCORD, South Africa
Tessa Dooms, Director of Jasoro Consulting, Youth Representative/ Jasoro Consulting, South Africa
Adv. Michelle Odayan, Chairperson, People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA), South Africa