By Virginie Ladisch, head of ICTJ’s Children & Youth Program and Lindsay McClain Opiyo, ICTJ consultant & Gender Justice Team Leader at the Justice and Reconciliation Project in Gulu, Uganda In recent weeks, more than 700 women and children have been rescued from Boko Haram by the Nigerian Army. Reports suggest that at least 214 […]
Since July, I have working with the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in Cape Town, South Africa. While here, I have been assisting the Justice and Reconciliation in Africa programme and coordinating the Everyday Peace Indicators (EPI) project. Today, I had the opportunity to share my work with the IJR team during an in-house learning seminar. […]
In the last two weeks, the study on music and conflict transformation I’m conducting with Music for Peace has really come together. We brought a research assistant on board, collected hours of existing conflict-related music, and went to Labora to conduct field recordings. Here are a few snapshots of our time there. 1. Artists in […]
Yesterday I had the pleasure of rejoining my former colleagues at the Justice and Reconciliation Project (JRP) to rapporteur a one-day consultation with victims’ on Uganda’s draft transitional justice (TJ) policy. The consultation was organized in conjunction with Avocats Sans Frontieres (ASF) and included victims and victims’ group representatives from across the Acholi sub-region. It aimed […]
In 2009, I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee’s College Scholars Program, where I concentrated in Peace Studies, Anthropology, and African Studies. During that time, I had the privilege of studying under the mentorship of Drs. Rosalind I. J. Hackett (Religious Studies) and Tricia Redeker-Hepner (Anthropology), two professors whom I continue […]
Since 2006, I’ve been involved with music advocacy in northern Uganda. Through generous funding from the Graduate School at the University of Notre Dame and under the supervision of renowned peacebuilder John Paul Lederah, I have begun a new study on music and conflict transformation in the Acholi sub-region that will run for the next […]
Earlier this year, I had the honor of joining a new research initiative called the Everyday Peace Indicators Project, or EPI. EPI is a joint project of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame in the United States (where I’m pursuing my Master’s in Peace Studies); the Institute for […]
Welcome to my new website! Thanks for visiting. Over the coming weeks, I’ll be transferring material from my old site to this one and adding more information on the projects I’ve been involved with in recent months. Feel free to leave a comment below or contact me at lindsayopiyo[at]gmail.com.