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Impact Workshop: Nested and Gendered Post-war conflict: Recalling the past, Negotiating present claims on land, livelihoods and Social Belonging in Northern Uganda

This event was held on Zoom on Thursday, 23rd September, 10:00am – 14:00 (Uganda) / 08:00am – 12:00 (UK).

The workshop, taking place in Gulu City, is to interrogate and learn about people’s everyday gendered experiences of post-war conflicts in Northern Uganda – conflicts associated with identity, land access and livelihood. The conversation aims at engaging the community in a process of co-creating pathways towards gender justice and sustainable peace in the region.

You can read the full report here.

Speakers:

  • Dr Josephine Ahikire ( @Josephineahiki1 ) is Co-Director on the Gender, Justice and Security Hub and Associate Professor of Gender Studies in the School of Women and Gender Studies at Makerere University. She is currently the Principal of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Makerere University and Honorary Professor at the Centre for Advancement of Non- Racialism and Democracy (CANRAD), Nelson Mandela University, South Africa.
  • Stephen Oola ( @oolalawyer ) is Co-Director on the Gender, Justice and Security Hub and Director of the Amani Institute Uganda. He is currently, Senior Advisor -Legal and Constitutional Affairs at the Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (RJMEC) Juba, South Sudan overseeing the implementation of the Peace Agreement in South Sudan.
  • Dr Amon Ashaba Mwiine (@ amwiine ) is the lead researcher on the Beyond War Compensation project on the Gender, Justice and Security Hub. He is a Lecturer in the School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University. He teaches Men Studies: Masculinities and Development; Gender and Sexuality and Feminist theory.
  • Lanyero Janet Lydia is a Research Assistant with the Gender, Justice, Livelihoods, and Rights Project in Northern Uganda.
  • Harriet Pamara is a Research Associate at Centre for Basic Research (CBR) in Kampala Uganda, a certified Gender and Equity Budgeting trainer, as well as a Social development and Gender consultant with UBUNTU Centre. She Holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Development studies from Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) and a Post-Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Gender and Equality Studies from University of Iceland.
  • Courage Sewanyana is a third-year Law student at School of Law Makerere University, a Fellow at the Critical Research in Men and Masculinity Fellowship 2020-2021, a Transitional Justice and Governance trainee at Amani Institute Uganda, and a research trainee at the Refugee Law Project at School of Law Makerere University.
  • Peace Watman is a Gender Justice and Advocacy Officer at Amani Institute Uganda. She is currently a Research Assistant with the Gender, Justice, Livelihoods, and Rights Project in Northern Uganda.
  • Gloria Acayo Opira holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Arts in Gender Studies from Makerere University. She is passionate about human rights, encompassing gender equality, land and property rights, food security and access to justice. 

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