Women’s rights, gender-responsive peace and security

Refugee women celebrate elected Vice Chair Jackline Liong in Bidibidi
Refugee women celebrating more women in refugee leadership. The number of women in refugee welfare committees has increased from 10% in 2017 to 51% Adjumani and 46% Yumbe in 2021. Photo credit: UN Women/Athanasius Oguti

UN Women Uganda will support programmes that commit to ensuring that women, peace, and security are implemented by government and the UN system, enable women´s meaningful participation, leadership and protection in peace and security and strengthen gender-responsive institutional capacity in peacebuilding, peacemaking, rule of law, transitional justice, security sector reform, and prevention of conflict and violent extremism. UN Women will integrate gender perspectives in humanitarian coordination to strengthen women and girls’ access to humanitarian services, support programming on prevention and response of gender-based violence, address social norms that limit women and girls’ rights and humanitarian access, offer technical expertise to the humanitarian system, and scale up partnerships with women´s organizations in humanitarian, conflict, and disasters settings. The entity will provide targeted action for women´s resilience through gender-responsive early warning systems and women´s climate- and disaster-resilient livelihoods and businesses.