Current Institutional Affiliation
Head of Department, Gender and Women Studies, IITR

Award Information

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowship 2013
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award):
Development Studies, Mbarara University of Science and Technology
Re-examining Social Reintegration dynamics of formerly abducted Young Mothers in Post Conflict Northern Uganda

Executive Summary The study re-examines social reintegration dynamics of formerly abducted girls in Northern Uganda who have returned to their home areas with children fathered by Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels. LRA abducted tens of thousands of children from 1988 until 2006 with the cessation of hostilities agreement. However despite the available literature on the reintegration, the formerly abducted young mothers have continued to experience rejection, stigma and marginalization from their communities because they are associated with rebels who committed atrocities in their own communities. The study identifies gaps in the manner in which communities have not been engaged and no clear strategies have been put in place to enable social reintegration of this category of formerly abducted persons. Interactions with various stakeholders in the field will unveil the gaps in the social reintegration process that have deterred these formerly abducted persons from being successfully integrated