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My School for Sex Abuse Survivors

Alice Achan started a school for survivors of sexual abuse in Uganda. She began by helping girls kidnapped by the Lord's Resistance Army.

Alice Achan started a school for survivors of sexual abuse in Uganda. She began by helping young girls who had been kidnapped and raped by the Lord's Resistance Army during the 1980s and '90s. When they became pregnant the LRA released them, but their families often refused to take them back and they could not get places at schools. Alice Achan set up schools with childcare facilities to help those girls restart their lives.

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(Photo: Alice Achan. Credit: Philippa Tydale)

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