Africa, N. Uganda, Kitgum. Northern Uganda is an area of the country that has experienced twenty years of war with one of the most brutal rebel groups on earth. Minors made up almost 90% of the LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army) as children, both girls and boys, were seized from their families and forced to work as laborers, child soldiers, or sex slaves. The young men of Kitgum, now in their late teens, have lived through unspeakable horrors of abuse and violence since their abduction as children. Many now suffer from PTSD, depression and alcohol & drug abuse as they struggle to assimilate back into their community, especially affecting their wives with domestic abuse issues. Gabriel, a former child soldier, now proudly runs his own bakery and attends periodic group therapy sessions.

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Africa, N. Uganda, Kitgum. Northern Uganda is an area of the country that has experienced twenty years of war with one of the most brutal rebel groups on earth. Minors made up almost 90% of the LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army) as children, both girls and boys, were seized from their families and forced to work as laborers, child soldiers, or sex slaves. The young men of Kitgum, now in their late teens, have lived through unspeakable horrors of abuse and violence since their abduction as...
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  • Date: 30 Oct 2014
  • Location: Kigum Kitgum/Uganda Uganda
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