Authored and researched by individuals who work for the Human Rights Watch Organization, this 31-page report documents the tragic situation faced by children in Uganda. Since 1986, members of the Lord's Resistance Army in northern Uganda have abducted close to 20,000 children, often forcing them to serve as soldiers, laborers, and sexual slaves. The report estimates that since June of 2002, almost 5,000 children have been abducted. The report is based on field research conducted in February 2003, and includes interviews with eighteen children (who are now young adults), and a number of religious and civic leaders. The authors of the report have divided the work into six primary sections, including a summary of their findings, policy recommendations, background material, and documentation of how the children are recruited into the LRA.
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