Peace, the Bedrock for Change in Uganda (S04E08)
In Uganda, the marginalised, such as youth and women, are feeling the effects of the pandemic the most. Many people are facing hunger, as they solely depend on the informal sector to earn their keep and provide for their families. As a result, domestic violence has soared and the risk of increased armed violence is looming. Natalie of GPPAC sat down with returning guest Patrick Bwire, a project officer at CECORE in Uganda. Whilst the pandemic has seriously affected his work, he has been able to give a voice to the marginalised. In this pod, Patrick dives into the intersectionality between peace and development. He argues that peace shouldn’t be left behind, because it is the bedrock for positive changes to happen in Uganda. Music credit: 'Coffee Shopping' by Bruno Freitas, licensed under hooksounds.com.