women leadership

Elizabeth Ashamu Deng , Oxfam’s South Sudan Regional Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, spoke with Susan Grace Duku, the women’s representative to the highest refugee leadership body in Rhino Settlement, Arua District, about challenges she has experienced as a female refugee leader and how she uses...
Sarah, the chairperson of a handicrafts group in Bidibidi refugee setttlement, uses a microphone to call women to join her group. Photo: Kieran Doherty/Oxfam
In Uganda’s Bidibidi refugee resettlement camp, one woman is helping others make money—and heal—through a jewelry-making group. Forced from their homes after three years of brutal civil war in South Sudan, more than a million people are starting again as refugees in resettlement areas in Uganda...
Frances Adong is a social entrepreneur, a change-maker acknowledged and respected by the community. For nearly a decade, Adong has been actively engaged in the Government of Uganda’s sub-district planning process as a citizen leader through Citizen Parliaments, also known as neighborhood assemblies...
Community leaders including women supported by Oxfam in Karamoja. credit Zahara Abdul/Oxfam
Context Whilst parliament has legislated on various issues to address women’s rights in Uganda, violence against women and children remains a serious problem. Similarly, in spite of affirmative action, the social environment does not adequately support the promotion of women’s rights. There is need...
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