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


This report is based on data collected from eight reception centers for returning child soldiers and youth affected by the ongoing war in northern Uganda. Key findings include the fact that the number of LRA abductions is higher than previous estimates, as many as 38,000 children and 37,000 adults; women and girls represent 24 percent of former abductees; and they tend to stay longer in captivity than boys or men. Phuong Pham, Patrick Vinck, and Eric Stover contributed to the report.

Phuong Pham
Patrick Vinck
Eric Stover
Publication date: 
June 1, 2007
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