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A Lost Generation: Young People and Conflict in Africa

Notes on Contributors

Judy El-Bushra worked with ACORD from 1982 to 2002, working on Sudan and Somalia programmes and in the Research and Policy Programme, where she took particular responsibility for managing research and policy on gender and on conflict. Her study of changing gender relations in Sudan, Mali, Angola, Uganda and Somalia, co-authored with Ibrahim Sahl, was published by ACORD as ‘Cycles of violence: gender relations and armed conflict’ in 2005. After leaving ACORD she worked as an independent consultant, working mainly on training and evaluation for social development in situations affected by armed conflict. Since September 2006 she

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the peace-building organisation, to deepen understanding of the

factors underlying violent conflict in Africa, and of the strengths and of non-governmental organisations in addressing these. Her interests

weaknesses include the

connections between gender identity and theatre as research methods. Her the Horn and Central Africa.

and violence, and the use of oral testimony main areas of geographical specialisation are

Lisa Schuler is a Research Associate in the West Africa Programme at International Alert, which is initiating a three year project promoting the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on gender and peacebuilding at the national, sub- regional and international levels in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Lisa holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Anthropology from the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies. Whilst working in coordination with local partners, UN agencies and other stakeholders toward conflict transformation through the media in Liberia, she is exploring the linkages between constructs of masculinity, violence and HIV/AIDS in West Africa, particularly in reference to ex-combatants.

Edwin Abuya is a lecturer in law at Moi University, School of Law. Educated in Kenya, South Africa and Australia, Edwin completed a doctoral thesis in international human rights and refugee law at The University of Sydney, and obtained degrees in Law from the Universities of Cape Town (LL.M) and Nairobi (LL.B). He has previously taught law in Kenya, the United Kingdom and in Australia. Edwin has also practised law for several years in Kenya. His research interests lie in the areas of legal research, international asylum, humanitarian and immigration laws as well as transitional justice, generally speaking. He has published a number of articles and delivered

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