Ketty Anyeko

Ketty Anyeko is a Liu Scholar, and a PhD student in Interdisciplinary Studies Program at UBC. She is also a reciepient of the Graduate Global Leadership Fellowship and the Public Scholar’s Award at UBC. She has an MA in international peace studies from the University of Notre Dame (United States) and a B.A. in community psychology from Makerere University (Uganda). Her current research focuses on the ‘Senses of Justice and Reparations: Women’s Decision Making After Wartime Sexual Violence in Northern Uganda.’  She will investigate why and how women decide to reunite or not with the fathers of their children born of wartime ‘forced marriage,’ and what these decisions tell us about women’s senses of justice and reparation.

Before coming to UBC, she worked as the Gender and Transitional Justice Expert with Uganda Fund where she coordinated a network of 12 non-profit organizations to implement conflict recovery and reintergration projects in Uganda. She has over 12 years’ experience conducting peacebuilding, transitional justice, gender, relief and development programme planning and implementation at grassroots, national and international levels-specifically in Uganda, Philippines, United States, and Cambodia. She has spoken on variuos panels in Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Colombia, Canada, and United States. She worked with non-profit organizations such as the Justice and Reconciliation Project  where she initiated and coordinated a gender justice program and led the creation of a grassroots women’s movement called the Women’s Advocacy Network (WAN) in Uganda. She still serves on the baord of directors of WAN. Ketty led several peace initiatives in Uganda and served as a transitional justice fellow with the International Centre for Transitional Justice in South Africa in 2009.

Publications

  1. The Cooling of Hearts’: Community Truth-telling in Northern Uganda.
  2. Improving Accountability for Conflict-Period Sexual Violence in Africa.
  3. Young Mothers, Marriage and Reintegration in Northern Uganda: Considerations for the Juba Peace Talks
  4. Storytelling and Peacebuilding: Lessons from Northern Uganda
  5. Who Forgives Whom? Northern Uganda’s Grassroots Views on the Amnesty Act

Media engagements

  1. https://www.opencanada.org/features/ketty-anyeko-on-rebuilding-lives-in-uganda/
  2. Hidden War Crimes Documentary

Email: kettyanyeko@alumni.ubc.ca