Affirmative action to inspire women, travelled to Africa’s largest refugee settlement

Supporters in West Nile, near Nile River, cheer their candidate on during the recent concluded politics of Uganda. Picture by Ochan Hannington 10 Dec 2020

Affirmative action to raise women’s participation in decision making of their own affairs in the various refugee camps has travelled to all refugee–hosting districts of Uganda. Both refugee–host communities women groups agitated for abolition of discriminatory societal traditions that had taken deep roots in various refugee settlement areas. On dedicated work of groups such as “Women at Work”, UN agencies, government and other refugee–activities–implementing organisations introduced policies that are intended to fight against such chronic traditions. Juruga Samuel arrived in Uganda’s largest refugee camp, Bidibidi, in 2016 at the height of South Sudan brutal war, and sent us this report.