• Visit Us
    Plot 2, Kyoga Road (Adj to the Post Office)
    Lira Municipality, Lira
  • Call Us
    +256 39 285 2474

Resilience among Children Born of War in northern Uganda.

Resilience among Children Born of War in northern Uganda.

Resilience among Children Born of War in northern Uganda.

The literature on children born of conflict-related sexual violence or Children Born of War (CBOW) is dominated by accounts and perceptions of suffering and risks they experience both during and after an armed conflict. In contrast, this article focuses on nuanced experiences of CBOW after suffering adversities. The study applies the culturally sensitive revised 17-item Children and Youth Resilience Measure (CYRM-R) to 35 CBOW conveniently sampled from a population of those born to former forced wives of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and another population born between 1993 and 2006 as a result of sexual violence perpetrated by cattle raiders in northern Uganda. Following the analysis of the CYRM-R scores, eight participants representing different quartiles, and different scores on the relational/caretaker and personal resilience sub-scales were identified to take part in a subsequent semi-structured interview process. The aim was to examine how CBOW in northern Uganda demonstrate resilience, the factors that influence their resilience experiences, and what it means for the broader concept of integration. Overall, CBOW are not merely stuck in their problems; past and present. Instead, findings indicate CBOW are confronting the realities of their birth statuses and making the best use of their resources and those in the broader environment to adapt and overcome difficulties.

FAPADFacilitation for Peace and Development

We are a non-governmental and non-profit organization that relies on donations from individuals and organizations. These funds, which vary annually, are primarily used to fund programs and interventions and support the running of the organization.