: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Women carry the burden of Ugandan war trauma


Beatrice Adyero* woke up one July morning in 2002 to news that completely shattered her life. Her husband, four sons, and a daughter-in-law were among 56 civilians abducted and killed by the Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group. Her youngest granddaughter, only two-years-old, wasn’t spared either.

Nearly 16 years after the slaughter of her family, Adyero still struggles to talk about her feelings.

The conflict in northern Uganda lasted for almost 20 years until a ceasefire in 2006. It displaced some 1.8 million people and saw the abduction of an estimated 66,000 children and youth, used as soldiers, sex slaves, or porters by …read more

Source:: The International Reporting Project


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