Rarely in human history has such a small group of people caused so much suffering for so many as is the case with the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, in central Africa—for over two decades in northern Uganda and southern Sudan, and now in northern Congo and the Central African Republic. Abducting children as sex slaves and child soldiers is the hallmark of the ruthless Lord’s Resistance Army.
A Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU) episode that will air on Tuesday, March 31st dramatically portrays the experience of several (fictional) survivors of LRA-related violence in northern Uganda. In conjunction with the episode’s airing, Enough has created a collection of resources on LRA rebels and their devastating impact throughout central Africa’s Great Lakes region over the past two decades.
Click here to access Enough’s LRA special page, where you can learn more about the conflict and join Enough in taking action to help end the cycle of violence against civilians perpetrated by the LRA. You can also read about the stories of the survivors of LRA-related violence and view a slideshow that takes an in-depth look at the history of the LRA. We hope you will find these resources useful, and please feel free to provide us with feedback.