The Dilemma of Women in Northern Uganda Silent Tears

National Association of Women Organizations in Uganda
Tuesday, September 30, 2003 - 20:00
Eastern Africa
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
General Women, Peace and Security
Peace Processes
Initiative Type: 

On a special report, the National Association of Women Organizations in Uganda, analyzed the evolution of the conflict and the role of women and children in the peace-building process. Among other initiatives, the report highlights the work of Mrs. Betty Bigombe in 1993-94, who tried her best and had gone very far in the peace building process to the extent of meeting some rebel commanders.

However, due to the negative attitude towards women in Uganda, Betty's attempt was aborted. NAWOU have created different centers for women and children. The Women in Peace Building Network, a member of NAWOU, distributed 235 blankets to St.

Monica Gulu Center, where children spend nights to avoid abduction. Click here to see photos of women and children victims of conflict in Uganda.

For more information visit the National Association of Women Organizations in Uganda.