Amani Gender, Justice and Security Resource Centre

About the project

The Amani Gender, Justice and Security (GJS) Resource Centre is a facility set up to document, curate and disseminate conflict, gender, peace, justice and security-related publications and artefacts. The Resource Centre project was conceived of as a one-stop centre to enhance access to gender, justice and security-related knowledge and to bridge knowledge gaps between the Global North and the Global South.

The project is hosted by the Amani Institute Uganda. It is based in Gulu City, northern Uganda, a region devastated by more than two decades of violent armed conflict which was waged by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) against the government of Yoweri Kaguta Museveni from 1986 to 2008. The project started with the renovation of the Amani office boardroom, which was turned into the Resource Centre space, followed by the installation of several bookshelves and reading facilities. Initial stocking of the facility was done by the Amani Institute, showcasing some of its previous works and research outputs over the years, including those produced in collaboration with Makerere University under the Hub. This was followed by a compilation of some of the Hub’s publications and outputs accessible online.

There is no doubt that our Resource Centre will become one of the biggest ever collections on Gender, Justice and Security related libraries south of the Sahara.

Who this space is for

The space will also be used for exhibitions and symposiums on gender, justice and security-related issues, to bring policymakers, local government officials, researchers, students, lecturers, NGOs, CSOs, gender, justice and security-related practitioners, as well as local community members together around gender justice work, to influence policy discussions, debates and future research on gender, justice and security issues.