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

Jan 2013 07

Overcoming stigma: GRG responds to ‘finger pointing’ with innovative group therapy

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By Christopher Maclay Many of the former child soldiers and ex-combatants that GRG works with continue to be stigmatized because of their past. At the community level, stories of formerly abducted people being excluded from community life are common. One young ...

Dec 2012 19

Land conflict no more! Community theater wows one community

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By Christopher Maclay In May 2012, we began an exciting partnership with the Justice and Reconciliation Project (JRP) to pilot an innovative community theater approach which facilitates processes of problem examination and solving, develops empathy among participants, and encourages reconciliation. Two ...

Dec 2012 03

Overcoming the past through cleansing

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By Francis Opio and Christopher Maclay Muduu North-West village is located less than 6 miles from the Uganda-South Sudan border in Lamwo District. The village has a violent history from the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) war in northern Uganda. Due to its ...

Dec 2012 01

What we do

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GRG facilitates the reconciliation and reintegration of former child soldiers of Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army with their communities in northern Uganda. We started projects in Uganda in 2006, working with 425 people. Projects are done through groups. Each group has 15 ...

Nov 2012 06

Lights, Camera, (almost) Action! GRG groups prepare for community theatre performance

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By Opio Francis and Christopher Maclay Earlier this year, GRG embarked on a partnership with the Justice and Reconciliation Project (JRP) to pilot an innovative community theatre approach which supports groups to explore problems faced in their communities, and to explore ...

Aug 2012 20

Photo Story! Supporting groups to plan out their own reconciliation

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by Christopher Maclay In July and August, GRG is supporting all its current groups to produce Group Development Plans (Yup Me Dongo Dul in Acholi!). This is an exciting activity which empowers our groups to be the leaders of their own ...

May 2012 31

Drama! Our innovative new partnership on Community Theater with the Justice and Reconciliation Project

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GRG teams up with the Justice and Reconciliation Project to facilitate an innovative reconciliation-through-theater project by Christopher Maclay This May, GRG established an exciting partnership with the Justice and Reconciliation Project (JRP) which will see two groups piloting an innovative reconciliation-through-theater project. In ...

Mar 2012 20

What’s in a Name? Local pride in northern Uganda

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By Federico Rodriguez Grassroots Reconciliation Group has been supporting over 35 groups through locally designed projects ranging from farming and animal husbandry to brick making and local village savings schemes. When a group is formed their members choose a name in ...

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