Women refugees in Uganda: Gender Relations, Livelihood Security and Reproductive Health analyses the gender relations, livelihood security and reproductive health of Sudanese refugees in Uganda basing on fieldwork conducted in Rhino Camp and Kilyandongo refugee settlements. It focuses on women refugees, who bear the brunt of the hardships and challenges of reproductive health in refugee situations. It delves in to the ways in which women refugees respond to the various complex dynamics of political, social, economic, and gender arrangements which connote power relations. Besides intra-households relations, the book deals with women refugees ‘ encounters with the several actors involved in the provision of humanitarian aid, and how they use their agency to interpret and attach meaning to issues before responding in order to establish how the actual institutional arrangements reproduce and perpetuate gender bases in the refugee reintegrating process.
Deborah Mulumba is a social worker, scholar and community development and disaster management analyst. She holds a BA and an MA from Makerere University and a PhD in Social Sciences (Conflict and Refugee Studies) from Wageningen University, the Netherlands. She also attended a course on forced migration at Oxford University. She has for a long time been involved in issues of gender and forced migration, including research and teaching. She has published many articles in local and international journals on refugee issues, humanitarian aid and peace and conflict resolutions.