The International Peace Day: have women in post conflict Uganda enjoyed peace?
Each year September 21, the World celebrates the international day of peace. This day was officially established in 2002 by the UN General Assembly to recognize the efforts of those who have worked hard to end conflict and promote peace. It was also to provide an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. The day is a great opportunity for reflection especially in an era when many countries in Africa and the rest of the world are in dire need of peace and sustainable development.
What does this day mean for women in conflict and post conflict? Women in this situation have been subjected to all forms of atrocities and sexual violence and they make up the majority of refugees and internally displaced people, the world over. Read More..