Doreen Musaazi is currently working with the Peace Centre as a Project Officer. She holds a Bachelors Degree of Arts in Social Sciences from Makerere University and she is known for her excellent time-keeping skills and the fact that she always has a smile for everyone. Her hobbies include listening to music and reading newspapers, magazines or any other books.
How long have you been with The Peace Centre?
It’s been two months since I joined The Peace Centre. The field of women peace and security especially women in leadership however is not new to me, as I have previously worked with Women’s Democracy Network- Uganda Chapter.
What is feminist peace to you?
To me, feminist peace means having a gender perspective in all spheres, as well as the equal participation of women and men at all levels and in all processes, in the context of security and peace policies. It requires challenging the status quo by addressing the root causes of violence with a feminist lens as well as questioning systems and practices that deepen traditional gendered roles facilitating conflict and militarized security.
What is one thing you are learning now, and why is it important?
Transitional Justice which is described as the mechanisms and processes adopted in the aftermath of armed conflict or following authoritarian regimes. Before embarking on this campaign project on Transitional Justice, I did not know about transitional justice. The project has really enlightened me more about the deep effects of conflict and the need for sustainable peace in our society.
Who has influenced you most when it comes to how you approach your work?
Perry Aritua who happens to be someone I was privileged to have previously worked with. She is a very intelligent hardworking lady who inspires others to continue to grow as they learn. I learnt a lot from her work ethic that helped me view work differently.
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute your success to, and why?
My passion for improvement and learning new things. I believe there’s nothing one can’t learn and the more you learn, the more you can improve yourself, your workspace and in many ways your community. I am also open to learning and I love to do new things. I acknowledged that you cannot grow without change and I’m enthusiastic in embracing it.
Any lessons for a junior colleague
Always be open to learning new things.
What motivates you most?
The desire to grow my career motivates me to work harder and never give up.
What are the goals you most want to accomplish in your work especially personally?
I want to improve my networking abilities and gain new skills related to my profession.