Project Report: Linking psycho-social and economic empowerment for women survivors in Nothern Uganda
Why an interlinked approach of psychosocial and economic empowerment?
The disempowerment of women and girls in the North of Uganda is thus multi-layered, interdependent and complex. Women and girls suffer from various sources of stress, such as traumatic stress due to wounds from the war that remain unhealed and have far-reaching consequences in contemporary families and communities, as well as ongoing existential stress.
This can be seen as long-term consequences of war, community disruption and displacement. These factors severely reinforce the poverty that the region is already struggling with due to the long-term consequences of the conflict and the dependency syndrome that was acquired during years of living in IDP camps.
As a result, it is unlikely that the socio-economic situation will improve if people are not helped to overcome these personal and social-relational blockages and rediscover their ability to develop the economic potential of the area. Economic success clearly needs stable minds and stable and empowering relationships.
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