I’m pleased to share a new video from our partners the Greater North Women’s Voices for Peace Network (GNWVPN) in Uganda, and the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice. Our partnership with these organizations is part of our larger campaign aimed at ending gender-based violence in the context of armed conflict.

You may recall from my previous post that we partnered with GNWVPN and Women’s Initiatives (beginning with a training in December 2010) to support them in using video in their campaign to ensure that the specific needs of women affected by the conflict in Northern Uganda are reflected in the country’s recovery program.  The campaign’s goal is to seek full implementation of two sub areas of the Peace, Recovery and Development Plan (PRDP) that include providing psychosocial and livelihood support to women affected by the previous 20+ year conflict in the Greater North.

Watch No Longer Silent: Women in Northern Uganda Demand Livelihood and Psychosocial Support (about 13 mins in length) below, and let us know what you think.

Next Steps

Now, GNWVPN is working on the strategic distribution of the video, and is aiming for a number of high-level screenings for Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, the Office of the Prime Minister and Parliament, along with many district and community level screenings, with the aim of creating specific budgets and work plans for livelihood and psychosocial support programs within the PRDP, as a first step in securing recovery and justice for women affected by the conflict in the Greater North.

Stay tuned for more updates as the campaign progresses!

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