Renegotiating the 'ideal' society

Gender in peacebuilding in Uganda

Summary:

This report offers a gender analysis of northern Uganda in the wake of conflict and internal displacement, arguing for a broader and deeper understanding of gender in peacebuilding initiatives. It does so by examining four thematic areas: the economic dimensions of peacebuilding; the continuum of gendered violence; intergenerational dynamics; and access to justice.

The report describes three projects that highlight the ‘relational’ dimensions of a gender approach: a community education project in Gulu district; Roco Kwo (‘Transforming Lives’), a CARE International integrated development programme; and the Refugee Law Project, which works for the fundamental human rights of forced migrants.

A summary of our findings from Uganda and three other countries (Burundi, Colombia and Nepal) are available in our report, Re-thinking gender in peacebuilding.