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IJM-UPF Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter

International Justice Mission’s mission is to see people restored. They partner with the Uganda Police Force (UPF) in Gender Based Violence cases, at various stages of the criminal justice process to fulfil this mission in Uganda. During the peak of the Covid Pandemic, IJM collaborated with the Criminal Investigation Department of UPF to establish an emergency shelter for women and children escaping domestic violence.

The shelter provides temporary accommodation for GBV survivors until they can be placed in longer-term shelters.

For this project, UPF provided a small 3-room building and Uniport on one of their campuses, which EMI refurbished into a women and children’s shelter and office space, adding a toilet and external kitchen.

In this refurbishment the team employed various interventions that EMI has developed over the years in our designs to help manage heat and enable ventilation creating a calm and pleasant temporary living space for those in need of refuge.

Right: Store converted into a Bathroom with piping extend to a septic tank of an adjacent structure. The concept of the painted corrugated ceiling/radiant barrier comes from other EMI projects.