HIJRA’s protection programming targeting refugees in western Uganda envisages a community that is able to be self-reliant in the provision of protection for the
vulnerable including unaccompanied, separated children and those at risk of abuse, exploitation, and neglect as well as a continued reduction of the SGBV incidences
HIJRA has improved the access of Persons-of-Concern to legal assistance by providing pro-Bono legal services such as legal representation and facilitating witnesses and interpreters to court in addition to other legal services.
The programme has also played a role in reducing crime by conducting community
policing sessions within and around the Settlement and sensitizing the communities on the laws of Uganda.
The programme has facilitated the establishment of well-organized community with security structures that are able to prevent, detect and report crime to relevant authorities; by mean of strengthening of community based structures along with capacity building of the several authorities such as police and the Refugee Welfare Committee members in charge of defense. Dialogue meetings and community policing were emphasized to ensure peaceful coexistence between the host community and refugees.