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Rose Atim

Rose Atim is a Lawyer by profession and a Research Fellow with the IMAGENU Project. She has extensive human rights experience spanning 11years at Uganda’s National Human Rights Institution. She also has academia experience as a Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Law, Uganda Christian University.

With a Bachelors Degree in Laws, a Diploma in Legal Practice and a Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law, Rose is exploring the legal protection of marriage in post conflict Acholi society.  The destabilization of the institution of marriage during Lord’s Resistance Army insurgency and its grave attendant effects on gender relations and child filiation form the basis of her interrogation of the socio-economic consequences of conflict on marriage in a society regulated by both statutory and customary law. Her research will examine the legal framework on marriage in Uganda, evolving trends in marriage, cohabitation as an alternative to legal marriage, and the adequacy of the law in its current form in according marital protection to victims of sexual violence and children born out of sexual violence.