How Women War Survivors of Sexual Gender Based-Violence (SGBV) can have a Role in the Peace-Building and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Process. (The Case of Northern Uganda).

Author(s): Susan Asio
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Gender Based Violence
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This project looks at the need for involvement of women war survivors of sexual gender-based violence (SGBV) in the peace-building and post-conflict reconstruction processes in Northern Uganda. Men and women suffer from armed conflict differently and the specific needs of women SGBV survivors, such as treatment to gynecological and surgical complications, HIV/AIDS testing, counselling and treatment, treatment to psychological distress and trauma cases, sustainable sources of livelihood or economic empowerment, resettlement into their former homes or villages as well as child and maternal health care, are often ignored by policy makers. This has resulted in the death of many of these women and their children, rejection by community members, extreme poverty, high rates of trauma cases, domestic violence and insecurity. In Northern Uganda, United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1325 has been used as an advocacy tool for women’s active and full participation in peace-building and decision-making processes. This project recommends a series of ways that the Uganda Government can strengthen the implementation of this Resolution 1325 to assure continued progress in the status of women SGBV survivors.