Harriet returns home

Category: People


Photo and caption by Amanda Voisard

Aciro Harriett and her daughter, Acayo Given, 3, prepare the evening meal at their home in Palabek, Uganda near the South Sudan border. Harriett, was abducted by the Lords Resistance Army at the age of 18 and was held in captivity for 13 years. Since returning home her status as a former combatant has caused problems. She stated her husband began viciously beating her after succumbing to the neighbors influence saying she was a killer and would kill him if he didn't kill her first. As a result, she fled to her family's homestead but still faces stigmatization by members of her community.

Location: Palabek Uganda


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