UBC partners join Women’s Advocacy Network (WAN) to release a report, Child Tracing in post-conflict northern Uganda: A social project to unite children born of war with their paternal clans
Vancouver, B.C. – The School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) at the University of British Columbia, in partnership with the Women’s Advocacy Network (WAN) in Uganda, are pleased to share a new report, Child Tracing in post-conflict northern Uganda: A social project to unite children born of war with their paternal clans and highlights from their recent advocacy trip to the United Nations.
Sexual violence is a strategy of war and children born as a result too often face stigma and rejection in their communities, impacting their sense of identity, belonging and well-being. Many ‘children born of war’ are unable to obtain national identity documents necessary for citizenship, and most are not recognized as a particular victim group. Their voices are missing in global policy debates on peace-building and transitional justice, with more research needed to understand the long term and inter-generational affects across different contexts. As a result, ‘children born of war’ have not yet received the urgent attention of the Security Council. More here