Holly Porter

Life after the LRA

The JSRP reached the end of its grant in spring 2017 but several outputs from the programme are scheduled for publication in the coming months. The most recent of these is a new journal article from Holly Porter and Letha Victor drawing on their extensive research with JSRP in the Acholi region of northern Uganda.  The research examined the concept […]

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    Cosmological and Communal Wellbeing in the JSRP’s Research on Justice Provision

Cosmological and Communal Wellbeing in the JSRP’s Research on Justice Provision

In this blog, Tom Kirk and Holly Porter explore the JSRP’s work on how local understandings of justice are often embedded in notions of cosmological and communal wellbeing. Furthermore, they argue that practitioners that do not ground their interventions in these understandings risk creating a gap between their own normative assertions about what justice ought to achieve, and how […]

Karamojong Women and the Extremes of Insecurity

Julian Hopwood, Holly Porter and Nangiro Saum introduce their recent paper examining the security and justice available to Karamojong women following the Ugandan government’s latest disarmament campaign. 

Uganda’s neglected Karamoja region is home to around one million of the country’s poorest people. Traditionally they have been pastoralists but now many say that their cows have gone, and with them […]