The New Lives of Joseph Kony’s Girl Soldiers

Women in the World

Survivor and advocate Polline Akello knows all too well the suffering wrought on women and girls in Uganda by Joseph Kony’s LRA. Akello spent seven years in the bush. She was given as a “wife” to an older male soldier, and witnessed many young women murdered — including her best friend. She said that the impact of LRA’s sexual violence was particularly haunting.

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