Changing Fortunes: Women's Economic Opportunities in Post-War Northern Uganda

Wednesday, September 1, 2010
International Alert
Eastern Africa

The five years of relative peace in Northern Uganda has enabled the majority of former Internally Displaced Persons to return to their home areas and begin rebuilding their lives. During and after the long war in Northern Uganda, women have emerged as critical economic actors, taking advantage of economic opportunities to secure their families' livelihood, security and advancement. This report explores gender dynamics in the peace economy, particularly focusing on women's economic and political status, and the extent to which government and development partner recovery interventions are sensitive to these issues.

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Changing Fortunes: Women\'s Economic Opportunities in Post-War Northern Uganda