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Jimmy Otim

Jimmy Otim is a Research Fellow with the IMAGENU project at the Institute of Peace and Strategic Studies - Gulu University. His research focuses on contemporary bridewealth practices/payments and the future of customary marriage in postwar Acholi society. The study will use ethnographic methodology to explore the experiences and perceptions of men and women towards bridewealth practices, socio-economic dimensions and how it implicates current and imagined future unions, gender relations and children born out of wedlock. The study will be conducted in Awach and Pece sub-counties, Gulu district.