Patrick CECORE

A Voice for the Marginalised in Uganda

Images of young children, armed with guns, forced to fight for rebels are often depicted in the news. But what happens once these children return to their communities? For the Peace Corner podcast, we sat down with peacebuilder Patrick Bwire to find out.

Images of young children, armed with guns, forced to fight for rebels are often depicted in the news. But we do not hear about what happens next. Once they are saved, what is the next step? How can these children be accepted back into the community after all the violence? In Uganda, this is the harsh reality faced by many children and communities. So, how can those whose childhoods were stolen be given a brighter future?

To find out more about creating cohesion within these communities, we sat down with peacebuilder Patrick Bwire of the Center of Conflict Resolution in Uganda. In this podcast episode, Patrick shares some heart warming stories of successful reintegration. Whilst this transition can be so difficult, Patrick tells us how the medium of storytelling, sport and dance can rebuild bonds which once seemed unsalvageable.

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