Culture, Religion, and the Reintegration of Female Child Soldiers in Northern Uganda

Citation:

Mæland, Bård, ed. 2010. Culture, Religion, and the Reintegration of Female Child Soldiers in Northern Uganda. New York: Peter Lang.

Author: Bård Mæland

Abstract:

The reintegration of thousands of formerly abducted children from the Lord's Resistance Army back to their families and communities in northern Uganda represents tremendous challenges. Culture, Religion, and the Reintegration of Female Child Soldiers in Northern Uganda examines cultural and religious complexities that surround young females who are now returning to the society of northern Uganda, often accompanied by their own children. Understanding the religiously and ritually rich Acholi and North Ugandan context and culture is important for the success of the ongoing reintegration. This collection consists of contributions from diverse fields, such as anthropology, psychology, moral philosophy, religious studies, and theology. (Amazon)

Topics: Armed Conflict, Combatants, Child Soldiers, Female Combatants, Gender, Girls, Religion Regions: Africa, East Africa Countries: Uganda

Year: 2010

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