Remedies and redress to victims of sexual violence

Remedies and Redress to Victims of Sexual Violence Janet (name changed for confidentiality) was 17 years when she was abducted by the rebels of the Lord Resistance Army in northern Uganda. “I went toward my house, and as soon as I got closer to the door I saw rebels who had encircled my home and guarding their commander who was…

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My Life Awakened

My Life Awakened Apiyo sarah (not her real names) was abducted in 1997 and returned in 2005, a few month after her abduction , Apiyo’s elder sister and step brother fell in a trap of the rebels while they found their way to town, Apiyo’s sister was sexually abused , beaten and left for dead while her step brother was…

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My Life given back

My Life given back Mary Agenorwot  24 her arm that  still has a bullet  stuck  in  and left are Jewelry made by Mary for sell.Mary Agenorwot (not her real name) is a member in one of the groups in Gulu supported by AYINET; she now lives life normally and socializes easily without worries “because I have my life given back” Mary  …

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Youth Leadership promoting peaceful conflict resolution

Youth Leadership promoting peaceful conflict resolution Twenty-six year old Okeng Martin, a resident of Ngetta Subcounty, Lira District, dropped out of school in lower primary due to the the LRA insurgencies. He feared being killed like his parents or abducted like his relatives. As the eldest in his family, at 13 years, he took up the responsibilities of taking care…

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Young war victim trades wounds and scars for hope and inspiration

Young war victim trades wounds and scars for hope and inspiration Ogwal Isaac, 12 from Agago District is wounded at a tender age. But throughout the course of his life, he is to undergo a lot of stigma and torture owing to his maimed nature. Isaac, like many of his friends, relatives and village mates are victims to the two…

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Child Abductee overcomes haunting past

Child abductee overcomes haunting past Betty (not real names) is a mother of six, 35 years and a resident of Paluti Parish in Agago district. At 16 years of age she was abducted and later after escaping to live in a camp, she was still shot by the same LRA rebels that attacked that IDP camp leaving her with a…

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Former child soldier makes peace with self and family

Former child soldier makes peace with self and family Richard Odongo is a 24 year old born and raised in a family of eight in Lalwa B village in Pajule sub county, Pader district. At first sight, Richard, a tall young man, looks like any other youth from the village; however, his behavior is a little different from that of…

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Former Abductee survives pain from a retained bullet

Former abductee survives pain from a retained bullet Decades of civil war and insurgency have left deep scars in Uganda’s history. To date, the country is still struggling with how to address the horrific legacies of wars.  Almost all parts of the country have had the bitter experience of conflicts. Northern Uganda, in particular, became infamous for adversities and violence…

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