Through Using a Multi-Level Approach, What Role do Women Play in Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution in the Acholi Ethnic Group of Northern Uganda?


  • Michaela Sørensen AAU
  • Annelies Coessens



Northern Uganda is home to the Acholi people, the predominant ethnic group of the region. The northern region of Uganda has been impacted the most by the civil war the country faced from 1981-1986 and, thereafter, the 20-year war with the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) that spanned from 1986-2006. Using such conflict-settings as a predisposition, the article aims to examine the role of women in peacebuilding and conflict resolution through a Social Ecological Perspective approach. In taking a gendered approach to a vital area within peace studies, it uses a multi-level approach in examining what role women play in peacebuilding and conflict resolution in the Acholi ethnic group of northern Uganda.