Gender Justice

The Gender Justice department focuses special attention on the transitional justice needs of vulnerable groups and individuals seeking justice for gender-based crimes. Gender Justice is currently working primarily with war-affected women, especially those who are formerly-abducted.

Formerly-abducted women during the ‘web of unity’ exercise at a Gender Justice theatre workshop

Formerly-abducted women during the ‘web of unity’ exercise at a Gender Justice theatre workshop

Often ignored, young formerly-abducted women and their children lack a space to articulate their justice needs. We engage with formerly-abducted and conflict-affected women to articulate and advance their gender-related justice needs with policy-makers and stakeholders.

The Gender Justice team is responsible for many of the JRP publications, including Statements & Briefs.

Latest Updates from Gender Justice

Engaging Men and Boys in Redress for Conflict-SGBV in Northern Uganda

Engaging Men and Boys in Redress for Conflict-SGBV in Northern Uganda

  This report presents the findings and recommendations from widespread consultations by the Justice and […]

Coping Alone: Personal ways of seeking redress for survivors of conflict-SGBV

Coping Alone: Personal ways of seeking redress for survivors of conflict-SGBV

For over 20 years, the people of Northern Uganda, especially women and children, have been […]

Gender inequality is not only an African issue

Gender inequality is not only an African issue

My experience for the past four weeks during the US Department of State sponsored professional […]

A place to call home

A place to call home

Acen* is a fifteen year old girl who was born into LRA captivity. She has […]

Stakeholders in northern Uganda developing a road map to redress for SGBV

Stakeholders in northern Uganda developing a road map to redress for SGBV

PRESS RELEASE 8 September 2016 LIRA – Urgent policy change is needed to provide redress […]

Redress for survivors of SGBV in northern Uganda is still a challenge

Redress for survivors of SGBV in northern Uganda is still a challenge

In northern Uganda during the long-standing conflicts, sexual violence was perpetrated against men and women, […]

Women training on how to plan for the future

Women training on how to plan for the future

A week ago the JRP team conducted financial management training in Aromo sub-county with members of […]

Reintegration of children born of war thanks to family reunions

Reintegration of children born of war thanks to family reunions

The two-decade war in northern Uganda was characterised by various forms of sexual violence against […]

Using radio to talk about reintegration of children born of war

Using radio to talk about reintegration of children born of war

On the 17th of July, two members of the Women’s Advocacy Network and two survivors […]

We Accept Our Own Blood: Reintegrating Children Born of War through Family Reunions

We Accept Our Own Blood: Reintegrating Children Born of War through Family Reunions

In 2014 when members of the Women’s Advocacy Network petitioned the Ugandan Parliament for redress […]