The Acholi of Northern Uganda

For years, the Acholi of Northern Uganda were caught in the grips of a war between the Ugandan government and the Lords Resistance Army. The civilian population suffered terrific abuse at the hands of both sides. Now in a post-conflict situation, the Acholi are left to deal with the very complex wounds of child abduction, rape and massive dislocation. Amandla’s Rose Marie Whalley recently returned from the region and talks to Gwen Schulman about the challenges faced by women and children, in particular, as they try to rebuild their families, communities and lives.

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