Aime Moninga's Message to the 3rd South-South Institute

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In November 2017, Aime Moninga, President of Men of Hope, a unique self-help support group of male refugee survivors of conflict-related sexual violence, was blocked from participating in the third South-South Institute on Sexual Violence against Men and Boys which was held in Christchurch, Aotearoa (New Zealand). The block was created by the New Zealand immigration authorities who refused to issue him a visa to travel, despite the fact that he held a valid UN Convention Travel Documents. Though he was unable to travel in person, and the participants in Aotearoa were thus denied his unique insights into the realities of conflict-related sexual violence against men, Aime kindly prepared a video message to the participants.

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The Refugee Law Project, based at Makerere University in Kampala, works to ensure that all people enjoy their human rights, irrespective of their legal status. It seeks to empower asylum seekers, refugees, deportees, internally displaced people and host communities in Uganda, to enjoy their human rights and lead full and dignified lives.

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