Julie Akach is the Chairperson of the Refugee Women Collective, that bring together over 20 refugee women groups, that was launched with the support of Shared Action Africa in Nakivale and Oruchinga Refugee Settlements. She is a farmer and businesswoman and has provided timeless support to her fellow refugee women as they integrated and settled in Nakivale Refugee Settlement. Julie has played a key role in leading and mobilizing refugee women, particularly to farmers to come together and form the Refugee Women’s Collective in Nakivale and Oruchinga Refugee Settlements. She is also a strong advocate for women and girl leadership on several administrative structures in the refugee settlements. In addition, she is a champion for sexual and reproductive justice for adolescents and women and mobilizes her peers and young women to become active users of family planning. Likewise, she is an active participant in the community health education campaigns to promote the utilization of Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) in the refugee settlements.
Julie is a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo who settled in Uganda in 2016 and is the Chairperson of the Refugee Women’s Collective in Nakivale and Oruchinga Refugee Settlements.