Life after the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA): Vulnerable Girls Survivors in Northern Uganda
Sector: Vulnerable Groups
Date Range: 2007-2008
Location(s): Pader District, Uganda
Organization: Save the Children
In 2007 Save the Children Federation with support from the Oak Foundation implemented a pilot program in entitled Life after the LRA: Piloting Positive Deviance with Vulnerable Girl Survivors in Northern Uganda. The project’s purpose was to assist young mothers and vulnerable girls returning from the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in the reintegration process and to reduce their engagement in transactional commercial sex. When the project was evaluated one year later they found over 90% of participants were aware of the negative consequences of engaging in transactional sex, had enhanced self-esteem and hygiene, were positively connected to their peers and communities, and engaging in agricultural practices that generate income.
- Report: "A Positive Deviance Approached to Child Protection: A Comparative Assessment of Two Projects"
From 2003 – 2008, USAID funded five international NGOs, (CARE, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Mercy Corps (MC), Save the Children US (SC), and World Vision International (WVI)), to implement Positive Deviance in Indonesia as part of food security programs. Together, the five NGOs reached 9,997 children across the country. Of this number, 59.6% gained 200g between admission into the program (Day 1) and graduation from the program (Day 10). Of 4,847 participants who were weighed again at the end of the month, 45% had gained the recommended 400g. Results differed slightly (but not significantly) between implementers; however, they differed dramatically between different communities.
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