Life After the LRA: Grassroots Reconciliation in Northern Uganda

From Enough blogs Mon Jan 14 2013, 10:32:18

Often, our analysis of the fight to eliminate Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army, or LRA, stops with the act of defection. However, as this video from the Grassroots Reconciliation Group vividly demonstrates, for former child soldiers, the struggle for normalcy continues well after escape from the LRA. For many ex-combatants, reintegrating into their home communities can be a huge obstacle after years spent in the bush. These survivors need assistance as they find a way to become contributing members of northern Ugandan society and come to terms with their difficult histories. Grassroots Reconciliation Group's livelihood development programming and leadership training helps to bridge that gap.

Over 400 participants have graduated from Grassroots Reconciliation Group's programs and have started 200 new small businesses.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse

People and Organizations:


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Uganda:   Swiss Court Freezes Embassy Account (news)
The Monitor
29 July 2016

The High Court in Geneva, Switzerland, has ordered for the freezing of all assets, precious stones and any official account of the government of Uganda over failure to pay $300,000 (Shs1b) in damages ... [read more]

Zimbabwe:   VP Mnangagwa Dismisses Falsehoods (news)
The Herald
28 July 2016

Vice President Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa has vowed to continue working for the nation despite allegations of him fanning factionalism within the ZANU-PF party. Cde Mnangagwa dismissed allegations of ... [read more]

Uganda:   New Report Pins Police on Brutality (news)
The Monitor
29 July 2016

For the eighth year in a row, the police have been pin-pointed as the leading abusers of human rights in the country by the government agency charged with tracking rights' violations. The Uganda Human ... [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!