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Inaugural Gender and ICT Award Winner
National or Local Outstanding Multi-stakeholder Initiatives

DOCUMENTING EXPERIENCES OF WOMEN IN SITUATIONS OF ARMED CONFLICT
Uganda

We are delighted to share with you our greatest achievement....We would like to thank all of you who have given us ideas and contributed to our initiatives as well as recognising our potentials in making women's rights violations visible using different channels. Alutta Continua!!

-Ruth Ojiambo Ochieng, Director, Isis-WICCE

Submitted by: Ruth Ojiambo Ochieng, Isis-Women's International Cross Cultural Exchange (Isis-WICCE), Uganda
http://www.isis.or.ug

The project of a global action oriented women's resource centre, this initiative of Isis-Women's International Cross Cultural Exchange (Isis-WICCE) focuses on recording and telling the little-known stories of women in situations of armed conflict in Uganda and other African nations. Since 1997, Isis-WICCE has documented the experiences of women in situations of armed conflict in 10 countries in Africa through its networks.

In addition to raising awareness among the population about the consequences of armed conflict to cultural, social, economic and political development, and particularly to women's well being, the project also provided stakeholders with tools that would enhance their ability to plan for effective redress, as well as formulating conducive laws and policies that would reduce conflicts among the African people. The project also lobbied for specific programmes that would address the emergency needs of women war survivors, including reproductive health.

Read the prize-winning application!