publication . Article . 2007

Abducted: The Lord's Resistance Army and Forced Conscription in Northern Uganda

Phuong Pham; Patrick Vinck; Eric Stover;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jun 2007
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Since the late 1980s, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a spiritualist rebel group with no clear political agenda, has abducted tens of thousands of children and adults to serve as porters and soldiers. Experience of forced conscription into the LRA is traumatic and varies in scope and intensity. Children and youth – some as young as 7 and 8 years old – have been forced to mutilate and kill civilians, including members of their own families and communities. In 1994, a group of parents of abducted children to establish the Gulu Support the Children Organization (GUSCO), a reception center in Gulu that provides medical care, counseling, and a number of other servi...
Subjects
free text keywords: Uganda, child soldiers, forced conscription, Lord's Resistance Army, Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Political agenda, Medicine, business.industry, business, Criminology, Lira, Genealogy, Spiritualism
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publication . Article . 2007

Abducted: The Lord's Resistance Army and Forced Conscription in Northern Uganda

Phuong Pham; Patrick Vinck; Eric Stover;