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November 12, 2018

In 2017, ESR Sophie Roupetz initialized a crowdfunding supporting the local NGO EACH “Empowerment Action for Community Health Uganda" in Lira, northern Uganda. You can read more about it here.

Thanks to the donors, EACH Uganda made significant progress with moving ahead to realize their trauma centre and have already started to empower Ugandan survivors after facing two decades of ci...

November 12, 2018

During her secondment in northern Uganda in 2016, ESR Sophie Roupetz met with local and international NGOs to discuss current challenges faced by CBOW in the aftermath of the LRA conflict.  Dennis E., director of "Project Hope Worldwide" informed in an interview about their work with vulnerable orphans providing them psychosocial support.

You can read more about her trip to Uganda here

June 4, 2018

The Symposium “A transgenerational perspective on conflict-related sexual violence:  Facing the Past – Transforming  the Future” held in Sarajevo last monthbrought together 74 participants from academic and non-academic spheres. The conference set out to foreground key themes around experiences of conflict-related sexual violence and their impact on post-conflict society, with particul...

April 26, 2018

The 12th European Social Science History Conference was held in Belfast, Northern Ireland in the first week of April 2018. Chaired by Dr Heide Glaesmer (University of Leipzig), a group of CHIBOW ESRs had the chance to present preliminary results from their research on Children Born of War in different historical and geopolitical settings in the 20th century. Heide Glaesmer, CHIBOW’s Director of Tr...

November 9, 2017

Members of international non-governmental organisations, local organizations and partners of the research project „Exploring New Ways to Improve Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Interventions in the Humanitarian Setting“ participated in training on the use of SenseMakerÒ in Beirut at the end of October.

The aim of the project, funded by ELHRA and initiated by Dr. Susan...

October 16, 2017

To support EACH and help fun their initiative to establish a Trauma Centre click here 

During her research stay in 2016, in Northern Uganda, ESR Sophie Roupetz started a collaboration with Empowerment Action for Community Health-Uganda (EACH), a local Non-Governmental Organisation serving needy communities through peace building and good governance. Her aim was to help them establish a trauma centr...

May 4, 2017

Prior to 2013, little was known about the psychosocial impact of growing up as a German Occupation Child. To address this, the University of Leipzig in co-operation with the University of Greifswald decided to initiate research to investigate their life experiences; decades after the end of WWII.  At the beginning of the study, there was no existing network or association for those occupation chil...

April 24, 2017

Photos: Copyright: Ernst Weingartner

An open workshop talk about Occupation Children of allied soldiers in Austria and Germany was held at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna last week, attended by ESR Sophie Roupetz. The evening focused on historical and psychological parameters, determining the autobiographies of these children born in the aftermath of World War II, fathered by foreign soldiers and...

February 7, 2017

During her research stay in Uganda, Sophie Roupetz, was invited to give guest lectures at the Uganda Christian University in Kampala, hosted by Allen Kiconco, lecturer and former PhD student at the University of Birmingham. There, she met with Bachelor and Master’s students in Social Work and Psychology to discuss the psychosocial impact of growing up as a child born of the rebel group, Lord’s Res...

December 10, 2016

A workshop for data analysis on child marriage among Syrian Girls in Lebanon took place at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada at the end of October, set up by CHBOW partner Dr. Susan Bartels. It was the first meeting of all researchers involved in the project, since data collection was carried out in Lebanon this summer, including ESR Sophie Roupetz. The World Bank Group / Sexual Viol...

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