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

Apr 2013 09

Land conflicts in the Acholi sub-region: learning what we can do to help

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By Nicole Söller Land has always had important value in Acholiland and, unfortunately, has increasingly become a source of conflict in the region. Especially the massive resettlement process, which followed the 2006 ceasefire agreement, triggered more and more disputes over land due ...

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