Reconciling and reintegrating former child soldiers of Kony's Lord's Resistance Army with their communities.
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Jun 2013 17

Bringing back the banana

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By Vanessa Fortune The loss of traditional community knowledge is a concern for some of GRG groups, who having returned to their ancestral homeland and though aware of previous horticultural practices are in some confusion about how to proceed themselves with ...

May 2013 29

“We now know that everyone has the right to land.” Partnering with a local org to help resolve land disputes

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By Nicole Soeller Understanding that everyone is entitled to the same rights in northern Uganda to land should not be taken for granted. Land was traditionally owned by male family members only, but this is not the case anymore. Hearing this ...

May 2013 14

Photo Blog – A Community Celebration of Dancing, Sports, and Drama in Apyetta

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By Opio Francis When we arrived at Apyeta parish, we were met by hundreds of community members calling “Wapwoyo bino,” meaning ‘thanks for coming.’ The groups of Bwola Rac (meaning ‘Lying is Bad’) and Timo Kica Ber (meaning ‘Forgiveness is Good’) ...

May 2013 02

Form, Storm, Norm, Perform: An expert’s view on group processes

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GRG works with groups combining ex-combatants and other community members to promote reconciliation and reintegration

Theresa Jones, our Trauma and Psychosocial Advisor, examines the troubles faced by the group Warib Cing as covered in our recent blog post. Jones explains that all groups can face challenges, but that this is part of a natural ...

Apr 2013 24

Learning to work together: conflict resolution within GRG’s groups

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Group members at Warib Cing elect their new leader.

Reconciliation isn’t easy. Group work that bring together ex-combatants and other community members certainly isn’t. All of GRG’s groups go through challenging stages during their development. The group of Warib Cing (meaning ‘Let’s hold hands’) is no different. The group has ...

Apr 2013 16

We’re hiring – Program Director (Head of Mission)

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Apply now or forever hold your peace! The Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG) seeks a Program Director (Head of Mission) to head the office in Northern Uganda. GRG works on innovative peace-building and livelihood projects for the reintegration of former child ...

Feb 2013 25

Let the show begin! Training community theater leaders

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By Nicole Söller Slowly making their way across the crowded room, a dozen of cars try to carefully avoid bumping into one of the others. Not real cars of course; each car is made up of two people, one person being the ...

Feb 2013 11

Achieving independence: Community-based village savings and loan projects

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Village savings and loans activities – or bol li cup (pronounced bol lee chup), as it is locally called – are a crucial part of our work. This work has been an impressive spinoff by our group members of our ...

Feb 2013 04

Who needs rain? Group members overcoming dry season through ‘kitchen gardening’

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By Fred Ojok, GRG consultant While other areas of the world experience snow and winter, northern Uganda is normally hit by heavy sun and heat between December and April. The most extreme heat and dryness is near the Uganda-South Sudan border, ...

Jan 2013 16

Where our graduated groups are one year later: over 90% still working together

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By Christopher Maclay The Grassroots Reconciliation Group finished working with its first cohort of groups (involving more than 450 people) in late 2011. Given GRG’s commitment to impact and recording impact, we have recently been following up with these groups to ...

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