Teddy Atim

Teddy AtimResearcher

Working with Feinstein Since: 2008
Based in: Uganda

Teddy Atim leads research on recovery, transitional justice, and reparations in northern Uganda. Her work focuses on the impact of serious crimes resulting from the conflict between the Government of Uganda and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels.

She is part of the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC), a DFID-funded multi-country, multi-year study on livelihoods, basic services, and social protection. She also conducts research for the Karamoja Resilience Support Unit project funded by USAID. This project supports the development of both short- and long-term development strategies in Karamoja, Uganda.

Prior to joining Feinstein, Teddy worked as a practitioner with various national and international organizations in Uganda including the Concerned Parents Association, Save the Children, CARE International, American Jewish World Service, and the Democratic Governance Facility. With these organizations she supported the rehabilitation, reintegration, and recovery of conflicted-affected people in northern Uganda with emphasis on gender, youth, and children.

Teddy holds a B.A. in social sciences from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. She has an M.A. in humanitarian assistance from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, where she was a Ford Foundation Fellow. Presently, she is in the final year of her Ph.D. at Wageningen University, the Netherlands.

Research Interests:
  • Recovery, transitional justice, and reparations
  • Serious crimes
  • Gender, youth, children
Regional Focus:
  • Uganda

Feinstein Publications

Gender, youth and urban labor market participation: evidence from the catering sector in Lira, Northern Uganda
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By Richard Mallett, Teddy Atim | December 2014

This working paper examines the urban labor market in Lira, a large and expanding town in post-conflict northern Uganda.

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Briefing Paper: Making Gender-Just Remedy and Reparations Possible Upholding the Rights of Women and Girls in Uganda's Greater North
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Victims of serious violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law have a clearly established right to remedy and reparation. This right must be recognized without discrimination of…

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Briefing Paper: Recovery in Northern Uganda How are people surviving post-conflict?
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In 2012/13, the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) implemented the first round of an original sub-regional panel survey in northern Uganda aimed to produce data on livelihoods, access to and…

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Briefing Paper: The impact of serious crimes during the war on households today in Northern Uganda
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In 2012/13, the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) implemented the first round of an original sub-regional panel survey in northern Uganda aimed to produce data on livelihoods, access to and…

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Briefing Paper: The war-wounded and recovery in Northern Uganda
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In 2012/13, the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) implemented the first round of an original sub-regional panel survey in northern Uganda aimed to produce data on livelihoods, access to and…

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Surveying livelihoods, service delivery and governance – baseline evidence from Uganda
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In 2012/13, SLRC implemented the first round of an original sub-regional panel survey in Uganda aimed to produce data on livelihoods, access to and experience of basic services, exposure to…

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Making Gender-Just Remedy and Reparation Possible Upholding the Rights of Women and Girls in the Greater North of Uganda
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Victims of serious violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law have a clearly established right to remedy and reparation. This right must be recognized without discrimination of…

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Modern Challenges to Traditional Justice The Struggle to Deliver Remedy and Reparation in War-Affected Lango
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By Teddy Atim, Keith Proctor | June 2013

This report is part of a series by Feinstein International Center that examines the impact of armed conflict on civilian populations in northern Uganda and struggles for redress and remedy.

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Feinstein Research Projects

Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium Generating stronger evidence on conflict situations

The Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium aims to generate a stronger evidence base on how people in conflict-affected situations make a living, access basic services like health care, education and water, and perceive and engage with governance at local and national levels.

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Traditional Justice and Accountability in Northern Uganda
By Teddy Atim | August 2013

This field research will document and analyze how traditional justice and accountability systems in northern Uganda address war-related crimes and harms committed during the region’s conflict. Special attention will be given to how these informal systems take up rebel- and government-perpetrated crimes against women and girls.

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News Items

Rachel Gordon presents panel at Nordic Africa Days conference
September 23, 2016

On Friday September 23, Feinstein’s Rachel Gordon presented a panel at the Nordic Africa Days, the Nordic Africa Institute’s biannual conference. The panel—titled: Gender, sexuality, and violence during and after…

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Teddy Atim joins panel on justice and reparation for women war survivors
June 21, 2016

On June 21, 2016 Teddy Atim was a panelist for an online dialogue on gender, justice, and reparation for women war survivors in northern Uganda. The event was organized by…

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Teddy Atim discusses engagement with the state in Uganda
May 19, 2016

Teddy Atim shared her experiences on a panel at the Transitional Justice in the Great Lakes Region Conference hosted by International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) from May 17-18, 2016….

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Teddy Atim presents at Stockholm Forum on Security and Development
April 11, 2016

Teddy Atim presented at the Stockholm Forum on Security and Development on April 5, 2016. She shared data from Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) Uganda program on service delivery in…

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Feinstein Research featured at the World Conference on Humanitarian Studies
March 8, 2016

Two Feinstein/Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) research projects were presented at the World Conference on Humanitarian Studies: Teddy Atim helped organize the “Gender, Sexuality and Violence in Humanitarian Crises” panel….

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