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As Uganda moves forward in an uncertain peace process and faces the challenges of rebuilding, young people will play a key role in shaping their country's future.
In May 2007, the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children (Women's Commission) visited northern Uganda to meet young people and gather their opinions and ideas with respect to the five themes of the Machel Study 10-year Strategic Review:
- consequences of the conflict;
- coping strategies;
- participation in decision-making;
- peace and reconciliation; and
- recommendations for the local, national and international community.
The following report is based on focus groups with more than 200 young women and men, and interviews with …
The Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children (Women's Commission) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) conducted a reproductive health (RH) assessment among the conflict-affected populations of northern Uganda in February 2007. Northern Uganda has been embroiled in a civil war for almost 20 years, resulting in the displacement of approximately 1.5 million people.
New York, NY, November 20, 2004 - The Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children joins the United Nations and the world community in celebrating Universal Children's Day, to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child (1954) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989).
Daughter was abducted 8 years ago by Lord's Resistance Army
New York, NY, July 20, 2004 -- Young people in northern Uganda are facing increased risks of gender-based violence, recruitment into government military forces, and other human rights abuses due to the continued lack of security and protection, according to a new report by the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children.
New York, NY, January 22, 2004 - At least 50,000 people - the majority of them children and adolescents - flee their homes nightly as the 18-year war in northern Uganda has worsened. Fearing increased attacks and abduction by the rebel group the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), these civilians escape to the relative safety of town centers each night. Many of the girls and women among them are sexually abused and harassed along the way, as well as in the areas where they sleep, which the Ugandan government does not protect.
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