Uganda

The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) reign of terror – particularly in the districts of Gulu, Kitgum and Pader – lead to the displacement an estimated 1.6m people and the abduction of some 30,000 children, most forced to serve as soldiers.

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GCCT members from Uganda

1) African Youth Peace Initiative (AYPI)

The African Youth Peace Initiative (AYPI) works to address the root causes of violence and its effects among communities through promoting community-based projects in education, health, environment and agriculture. Read more…

 

2) Building Community Initiatives (BCI)

Building Community Initiatives (BCI) is an indigenous civil society organization focusing on building “self-reliant communities” in the Karamoja region. A flourishing community offers a peaceful and humane existence in which people are not only able to make their voices heard, but can also make use of the opportunities for self-fulfilment. Read more…

 

3) Center for Conflict Resolution (CECORE)

CECORE commits to work with people, especially – but not only – in areas where conflict is present or peace is threatened, to awaken and develop their awareness that peace is within their grasp; to empower them with the knowledge and skills relevant to their situation; and to facilitate conflict prevention, resolution and transformation. Read more…

 

4) Conflict Resolution by Youth Uganda

Conflict Resolution by Youth Uganda promotes peaceful conflict transformation through youth by working towards building an environment that is suitable for sustainable development. Read more…

 

5) Global Family Rescue Uganda

Global Family Rescue Uganda addresses conflict among families, communities and nations through conflict transformation, whilst addressing sexual- and gender-based violence and human trafficking, and promoting gender equity. Read more…

 

6) The Populace Foundation – Uganda

The Populace Foundation Uganda (TPF-Uganda) promotes reconciliation and peace-building amongst conflict-affected communities in North and North-Eastern Uganda.The organization’s initiatives focus on transforming the persistent acts of violence and indiscriminate killings by Karimojong warriors. Read more…

 

7) Uganda Harm Reduction Network

Uganda Harm Reduction Network is a national advocacy and capacity-building organization that promotes the health and dignity of individuals and communities impacted by drug use. Read more…

8) Women And Children’s Empowerment Network in Africa

Women And Children’s Empowerment Network in Africa was established with the purpose of addressing and alleviating the acute and long-term consequences of violence against the women and children of Uganda. Read more…

In order to prevent abductions and looting by the Lords Resistance Army (LRA), the Ugandan government moved more than two million people into “protected villages”, often by force. Photo courtesy of IRIN.

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