4000 Sign Anti-LRA Petition to Uganda’s Parliament

November 16, 2013 2:28 pm0 comments by:

Kampala-At least 3,515 formerly-abducted children and people affected by the 26-year-old Lord’s Resistance Army conflict have signed a petition to be presented to the Parliament of the Republic of Uganda seeking its intervention in the continued LRA conflict and the threat it poses to regional stability.
The petitioners are from LRA affected communities in Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Central African Republic.
The petition is part of the activities planned under Invisible Children’s ‘Come Home’ campaign that seeks to revive debate in Uganda and amongst Ugandan authorities about the continued LRA threat to regional stability with a view of permanently ending the LRA and addressing its immediate and long-term effects.
The petition is due to be presented to the speaker Parliament of the Republic of Uganda Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga on Wednesday November 20, 2013.
The petition seeks to highlight the plight and challenges facing LRA returnees, obstacles to successful defection, rehabilitation, reintegration, development and effective recovery of LRA affected communities with a view of addressing them.
The petitioners also want Parliament to lobby and take practical measures in favor of the return of all children and people still in LRA captivity including engaging the international community and regional governments to resolve the question of people still in LRA captivity, innocent children born in LRA captivity with unclear citizenry and communities that remain vulnerable to LRA killings, attacks, abductions, displacement and lootings.



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