During the insurgency in northern Uganda between 1986 and 2006 thousands of children were abducted. Recruitment into the LRA – which waged a lengthy and brutal war against the Ugandan government - was accomplished mainly by abduction. Their primary targets were children between 10 and 18 years of age, who were later used as child soldiers and sex slaves. Studies estimate that over 66,000 children were abducted and that the total number of missing people in the LRA-affected areas is higher than 12,000.
For their parents the war is still enduring and most have only memories of their children to hold on. In the fury of war their clothes, photographs and notebooks were lost. This project captures parents' experiences through their portraits and spaces and objects that symbolize their loss.