Photos: The Faces of Uganda's Former LRA Captives

Women who were abducted and raped by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) fighters in Uganda grapple with re-integrating into society.
Photos: The Faces of Uganda's Former LRA Captives Marcus Bleasdale

The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a cult-like guerrilla group led by mass murderer and self-proclaimed religious prophet Joseph Kony, abducted, raped and impregnated thousands of women in Uganda from its formation in 1987 through the late 2000s. Some women, beaten and bruised, escaped; others were discarded on the side of road by their abductors, left to fend for themselves and their children.

The United Nations has said the LRA is responsible for more than 100,000 deaths and abducted between 60,000 and 100,000 children. Now, with the violence largely over and Uganda moving on from decades of war, women face a new crisis: protecting their children from revenge attacks and re-integrating into society.

Felicite Mboligassie was abducted and made the wife of Odyambo, a senior LRA leader. She was beaten regularly. Marcus Bleasdale