AYINET supports post conflict communities in during Covid-19 Lock-down

AYINET supports post conflict communities in during Covid-19 Lock-down In the wake of Covid - 19 pandemic in Uganda and it’s devastating impacts in the post-conflict greater northern region specifically, Lives of people and families were heavily affected. The restrictive measures that the Government put in place to protect the populations against infections and spread of the virus had double…

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AYINET Scales up Medical and Psycho-Social Rehabilitation for War Victims in the Greater Northern Uganda

AYINET Scales up Medical and Psycho-Social Rehabilitation for War Victims in the Greater Northern Uganda Doctors in Kitgum hospital checking on a patient after undergoing a bullet removal surgeryOn September 23 2015, African Youth Initiative Network (AYINET) launched a project entitled ‘Rehabilitating Communities and Victims for Effective Recovery’ (RECOVER) with the support from Democratic Governance Facility (DGF). This project will…

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GUARD OUR TRUST!

GUARD OUR TRUST! position-paper-from-intermediaries-and-local-partner-of-the-icc-_-uganda-_-ayinet  Victims and NGOs appeal to the ICC to not disregard their obligations to Post-conflict communities After the Government of Uganda referred the situation in northern Uganda to the ICC in 2003, the Court set up a field office in Kampala, Uganda, to ensure effective work. In the beginning, the ICC received very hostile reception within the…

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Victims’ Voices – Conference concludes with Conference participants sharing their Transitional Justice ideas and requests

National War Victims’ conference - Day 2 Victims’ Voices – Conference concludes with Conference participants sharing their Transitional Justice ideas and requests 30th May 2014, Kampala The final day of the National War Victims’ Conference began with a presentation by the war victims Susan Acan from Gulu. Her presentation emphasised the importance of incorporating gender into Transitional Justice processes.Her organisation,…

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For the first time in history, we study war in order to learn how to prevent it

For the first time in history, we study war in order to learn how to prevent it 29th May 2014, Kampala The second day of the National War Victims’ Conference kicked off with a speech by His Grace Archbishop Desmond Tutu who argued for the benefits of Transitional Justice.“Transitional justice promises a better future,” he said. “But In order to…

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A brand new Uganda: National War Victims’ Conference kicks off in Kampala

National War Victims’ conference - Day 1 A brand new Uganda: National War Victims’ Conference kicks off in Kampala 28 May 2014, Kampala For more than two decades, northern Uganda was laid waste by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebellion. More than 30,000 children were abducted and 32,000 adults. 200,000 were killed and 2 million more displaced. The conflict came…

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Susan A – Surgery Gives Victim a Second Chance at School

Susan A – Surgery Gives Victim a Second Chance at School Eight-year old Susan Akello was living with her family in the refugee camp of Lapono when it was attacked by the LRA in 2005.“The Lord Resistance Army came into the camp, abducted some people, and burned the houses”, Susan testified to AYINET counselors. “One night, I was with my…

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Maurice O – Medical treatment relieves suffering of elderly LRA victim

Medical Treatment Relieves Suffering of Elderly LRA Victim In 2000, Maurice O and his family fled their village and settled in a refugee camp in the sub-county of Adilang, seeking safety from LRA fighters.A few years later, then 61 years old, returned to his village to tend to the trees he had planted before he left. “I was going to…

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Lillian A – seven years later, surgery helps woman support her family

Lillian A – Seven Years Later, Surgery Helps Woman Support her Family After surviving an LRA attack in 2005, Lillian Apio faced a harrowing struggle to rebuild her life.Shortly after Apio and her family returned to their village from an IDP camp, they were attacked in the middle of the night by LRA soldiers, who locked them inside their thatch…

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Jacob O – Left for dead, widower’s reconstructive surgery changes his life

Jacob O – Left For dead, widower’s reconstructive surgery changes his life After Jacob O's wife and only daughter were abducted and killed by the LRA in 2002, Jacob was left alone to care for his two sons. A year later, Jacob left his refugee camp in search of food and was captured by the LRA and integrated into the…

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