Life After the LRA: Grassroots Reconciliation in Northern Uganda

From Enough blogs Mon Jan 14 2013, 15:32:18

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:

South Africa:   Wayde van Niekerk Breaks 300m World Record (news)
South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee
28 June 2017

He went on record as saying he was going for something 'ridiculous' over the little-run 300-metre event on Wednesday night and Wayde van Niekerk, South Africa's golden boy of world athletics, made a ... [read more]

Africa:   Africa's Relationship With China Is Ancient History (analysis)
Africa In Fact
23 June 2017

In 2002 South Africa's Parliament unveiled a digital reproduction of a map - of China, the Middle East and Africa - that some speculated could be the first map of the African continent. The Da Ming ... [read more]

South Africa:   Miners Rise Up and March As Anglo Gold Ashanti Fires Salvo to Cut 8,500 Jobs (analysis)
Daily Maverick
29 June 2017

On a day when South Africa's biggest gold mine, Anglo Gold Ashanti, announced that it was considering retrenching some 8,500 workers, miners from North West province marched on the Johannesburg Stock ... [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!