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Empowered Aid: Reducing Risks of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Food Distribution – The Global Women’s Institute

“Food aid is a core component of humanitarian aid programming, and more than 1 million refugees in Uganda receive food and nutrition assistance.1 In 2019, the Global Women’s Institute (GWI) and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Uganda conducted participatory action research on risks of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) among South Sudanese refugee populations in Bidi Bidi and Imvepi Settlements in northwest Uganda. Findings in this brief evidence multiple levels of fear and risks to SEA that refugee women and girls harbor every day of their lives in the settlements “

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