The Impact of Forced Migration on Women in Northern Uganda

Authored by: Babugura Fidelis Kemirere

Categories: Human Rights, Violent Conflict
Sub-Categories: Migration
Country: Uganda
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
Year: 2007
Citation: Kemirere, Baburgura F. "The Impact of Forced Migration on Women in Northern Uganda." Ph.D. Dissertation, University of South Africa, 2007.

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The purpose of this research was to analyze the impact of forced migration on women and development in northern Uganda. The armed conflict in northern Uganda, which started in 1986, led to gross violations of human rights against women forcing them to flee their homes and find refuge in overcrowded resettlement camps. The main objective of the study was to critically analyze the causes of displacement and the experiences of internally displaced women so as to contribute to available knowledge on women and development.