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Norah Fuathom had a choice to make. She could succumb to her impossible circumstances or she could try to rise above them. Norah is one of thousands of people whose relatives went missing during the course of conflicts that ravaged Uganda over the last 30 years. In Norah’s case, it was her son. After he was taken, she nearly lost her will to survive. Yet, through the dedicated efforts of AYINET, as well as others, she was able to find her strength and use that strength to help others in similar circumstances.
By: Oscar Tollast
The international criminal justice program officer at TrustAfrica hopes to start including more programs in North African countries after attending a session at Salzburg Global.
Jeanne Elone attended the session, 'Getting Transition Right: A Rights-based Approach towards Diversity & Inclusivity’ to focus on four key countries in the midst of transition in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Ms Elone, who has coordinated research on North Africa, examining the role of civil society in the political transformations that shook the region in 2011, attended and participated at the session held in co-operation with the Arab Human Rights Fund.
Discussions centered on Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, and Yemen, as participants looked at ways to improve diversity and inclusion in the region.
Ms Elone has lived in Senegal, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, France, and the United States, working on a range of issues from political parties and democratization to human rights and development finance.
In an extended Q&A with Salzburg Global, she reviews what she's been able to take away from the session, the parallels she's been able to draw with events in sub-Saharan Africa, and the extent of TrustAfrica's work in the continent.