EXPERIENCES OF WOMEN IN SITUATIONS OF ARMED CONFLICT
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!!
Ojiambo Ochieng, Director, Isis-WICCE
Submitted by: Ruth Ojiambo Ochieng, Isis-Women's
International Cross Cultural Exchange (Isis-WICCE), Uganda
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.
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.
the prize-winning application!