“Peace starts with peace of mind” Study on the intersection between post-conflict trauma & peacebuilding in northern Uganda

This report presents the findings of a mixed-methods study that examined the precise relationship and intersection between post-conflict trauma, peacebuilding (PB) and economic development. These
three areas are interrelated in the TPO Uganda interventions among post-conflict communities in Acholi and Lango regions in northern Uganda. The people of these regions were subjected to armed
insurgency by the Lord’s Resistance Army from 1986-2007. Since the end of the conflict, communities have tried to return to some kind of “normalcy”, but individuals, families and communities are still
suffering from the psychological and social consequences of the atrocities they endured. In the aftermath of this 20-year civil war, the area has experienced a worrisome rise in suicide, domestic violence,
substance abuse and criminal violence. The poor economic situation has worsened the situation.

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