Advocating for Justice and Reparations in Uganda – A Conversation with Grace Acan and Evelyn Amony

October 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Room 200A, Robson Hall, University of Manitoba
224 Dysart Rd
MB R3T 2N2
Helen Fallding
Evelyn Amony

Read a summary of the panel discussion or watch the video.

On June 17, 2019, the Ugandan Cabinet finally signed into law the transitional justice policy. This comes more than 10 years after the conflict between the government and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) stopped and after 10 years of advocacy by civil society groups and human rights activists. Grace Acan and Evelyn Amony are two of those activists and also the subjects of a new exhibit at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Ododo Wa: Stories of Girls in War. This panel will include Grace and Evelyn, who were abducted and held captive by the LRA, as well as museum curator Isabelle Masson.

Panel chaired by Dr. Kjell Anderson, director of the University of Manitoba’s new Master of Human Rights program.

This event is sponsored by the University of Manitoba’s Centre for Human Rights Research and Department of Anthropology, along with the Conjugal Slavery in War research project based at York University.