Lira district local government in collaboration with development partners is organizing the Barlonyo war attack annual commemoration day 2017 at the Barlonyo War memorial site, Agweng Sub County. The annual event will bring together many stakeholders including those from Kitgun, Amuria and Katakwi districts.

The theme for this year’s commemoration is ‘social protection and trauma healing for empowerment’. During the event, the results of a study on ‘post trauma services and women’s empowerment’ will be disseminated. The research was conducted jointly by Mbarara University, Tilberg University, Isis Wicce and Women’s Peace Initiatives Uganda in partnership with district local governments of Katwaki, Lira, Kitgum and Amuria. The research group developed a trauma management therapy that some women of Barlonyo have been trained on and has produced clear correlation between trauma effects and economic productivity levels of the people.

Date: 21st February 2017 
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Organizer: Lira district local government