From Rejection to Redress: Overcoming Legacies of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence for Women and Their Children in Northern Uganda

10/27/2015

Virginie Ladisch

This paper examines the unique, enduring consequences of conflict-related sexual violence in northern Uganda, focusing specifically on the impact of the lack of accountability for sexual crimes leading to motherhood on girls and women, and on the children they bore as a result of violations. Its findings are a summarized version of a ICTJ report based on consultations conducted in Uganda’s Acholi, Lango, Teso, and West Nile sub-regions. The paper presents detailed recommendations to the Uganda government, civil society, and the international community to address the rights and needs of this overlooked group of victims.

Date published: 
10/27/2015