Night commuting in Gulu, Northern Uganda
From Spontaneous Strategy to New Social Institution

Henriette Lunde

Fafo-report 549


Forskningstema: Sahel og Afrika sør for Sahara

Night commuting, as it is occuring in the parts of Northern Uganda today, is the social practice of thousands of children leaving their households at night to go and sleep in one of the many night commuter centres that are established in the urban areas of Gulu and Kitgum. The common conception about night commuting is that the children come to the centres solely out of fear of abduction. This report challenges this notion and investigates the additional factors that make children in Gulu spend their nights in the night commuter centres.

Utgitt: 2006 Id-nr.: 549