We Don't Need Men - Widows, Rebel Wives Rebuild in Uganda
In a war that ripped northern Uganda apart, some 2 million people were forced into camps. The Lord's Resistance Army was ousted from Uganda in 2005, but women from the region survived rape, abuse, forced labour and other horrors. Now a group of women builders are helping people start their lives again, running a shared savings and loans scheme, and home-building projects.
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 15 May 2018
At the entrance to a round mud and elephant-grass hut in rural northern Uganda, Rose Lamwaka, 58, pauses and looks up at the ceiling of her new dwelling as if she cannot quite… Read more »
Paska Akello sits in her house in Wilpii village, Paicho sub-county, Gulu district in Northern Uganda, March 26, 2018.
Annette Apiyo, 27, a farmer and former child bride abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), poses for a portrait in Pida village, Koro sub-county, Gulu district, Northern Uganda, March 28, 2018.
Paska Akello, left, and Rose Lamwaka sit in Lamwaka's new hut in Lamintoo village, Paicho sub-county, Gulu district in Northern Uganda, March 27, 2018.
Louis Lakor was abducted in a night raid and forced to become a child soldier with the Lord's Resistance Army rebel group, which terrorised northern Uganda for nearly two decades ... Read more »