Peace Immaculate Chandini
Peace is the Gender and Protection Officer in the Arua field Office of Oxfam. She is a proud Lugbara from Arivu Subcounty, Arua District in North Western Uganda, who is very passionate about gender work.
Prior to joining OXFAM, Peace worked as a Gender Officer with a local organization operating across 8 districts of West Nile. The organization’s main focus was on economic empowerement of men and women through Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA). As the Gender Officer, Peace had the mandate of spear heading gender mainstreaming interventions in economic empowerment as well as overseeing the implementation of gender justice and economic empworement interventions.
Peace holds a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies from Kyamgogo University and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Gender Studies from Makerere University for which she has already submitted her master’s thesis titled “Social and Legal Constraints in Prevention of Physiacl Violence Against Women.” Peace has also Atended other short courses in MS-Training Centre for Development cooperation (MS- TCDC) Arusha-Tanzania.
Peace has over the years obtained experience in implementing Humanitarian and Development projects in partnership with different organisations like: African Network for Promoting and Protecting Children against Neglect (ANPPCAN), Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), American Embassy, CARE International, Financial Sector Deepening Uganda (FSDU), Infectious Disease Institute (IDI), IFAD, Ministry of finance, Ministry of Lands Housing, and Urban Development (MLHUD), OXFAM. She has also conducted several consultancy trainings with different organizations in the field of Gender
Peace has presented the following papers in different foras
- Implementation of the DV Act (2010) presented in Apac District on 17th/March/2016 in partnership with CEDOVIP
- “Child Marriage: Counting the costs of a hidden crisis” presented at Hotel Africana on 24th/October / 2014 during the women’s week in partnership with WEGCDA
- “25 years after the adoption of the African children’s charter: accelerating our collective efforts to end child marriage in Africa” presented on 16th/June/2015 during the celebration of the day of the African Child at Pajulu Sub county Arua District
Away from work, Peace loves to dance as well as travel.