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Aug 2011 08

Vicky and Other Female Former Child Soldiers

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While the typical face of a child soldier is male, many girls and women were abducted during the decades warfare fought by the Lord’s Resistance Army.  Forced to commit atrocious acts, many were also forced to serve as rebel’s “wives” and sex ...

Aug 2011 05

Meet Irene

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Irene spent a year in the bush with the rebel Lord's Resistance Army, witnessing people being tortured and killed.  She was unable to tell us much of her story because of the emotional trauma. Treated like a slave, she ...

Aug 2011 01

Walter Would Like a Chance to Find Peace In Himself

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Walter, now an orphan, was abducted by the rebel group LRA and ordered to kill his neighbors while looting villages during his 4 years of forced servitude with the LRA.  He secretly escaped one night and emerged to find the ...

Jul 2011 29

End of a Dry Spell: GRG Groups Improve Irrigation in the Fields

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From the field: Farming remains the most common form of generating income in Northern Uganda. Fields are being reopened and crops planted on land that for decades harbored the LRA. Maize, beans and potatoes are being planted in places that haven’t ...

Jul 2011 28

Aug 11 Indie Rock Benefit Concert for GRG: Small Black, Outputmessage, and Cigarette

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On Thursday night, August 11, Monument Music and Arts Festival will be bringing Small Black, Outputmessage, and Cigarette to DC9 for a one night unmissable show to benefit projects for former child soldiers in northern Uganda - http://bit.ly/puU1Y6   Small Black, an ...

Jul 2011 26

Deadline extended – apply now until Sat. for Peace-building fellowship in Uganda

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Excellent opportunity - apply now until Saturday, July 30th. 1-year International Fellowship in Post-conflict Peace-building – Grassroots Reconciliation Group in Northern Uganda – August 2011-2012 The Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG) seeks an International Fellow for one year in Gulu, Northern Uganda ...

Jul 2011 21

Esther, Concy send their children to school because of flourishing micro-credit project in Teetugu

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GRG group members in the village of Teetugu have had immense success with their own micro-finance group (bol li cup) after a GRG training in micro-credit and one year of saving and giving loans.  So far, the group has saved ...

Jul 2011 19

GRG campaign launches today – Soldier No More: Now What?

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GRG is launching a new campaign today, "Soldier No More: Now What?" to raise awareness and support for reaching out to the neediest areas with former child soldiers in northern Uganda.  One in three boys and one in six girls ...

Jul 2011 19

Apply now! Two jobs with GRG – first deadline this Sat

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GRG is announcing two new jobs in our northern Uganda office: a 1-year International Fellowship in Post-conflict Peace-building (paid) and an Internship in Peace-building (unpaid).  Apply now!  The deadlines are approaching quickly - July 23 and July ...

Jul 2011 18

Stella, a former child soldier, sets up a GRG clothing store

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Read more under the "Stories" section of our website - Abducted from her family at age 11, Stella spent 8 horrifying years as a ‘wife’ to an LRA commander. Returning back home, she faced poverty and isolation. “I had ...

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