Counseling for Peace in the Midst of War: Counselors from Northern Uganda Share Their Views

  • Jeannie R. Annan
  • Anne Paulyn Amuge
  • Sr. Teddy Angwaro


This paper describes the way that counselors in northern Uganda are working to promote healing and build peace in a region plagued by war since 1986. In this area where the entire community is affected by the armed conflict, the counselors work as part of a community program. This paper attempts to describe (1) the background and nature of the northern Uganda conflict, (2) how counseling was established as part of a network of community helpers, (3) the complexity of counseling in the context of conflict, (4) how counseling is contributing to building long-term peace in the area, and (5) the challenges faced by counselors and their implications for others working in areas of armed conflict.

counseling Uganda peace psychosocial peacebuilding 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeannie R. Annan
    • 1
  • Anne Paulyn Amuge
    • 2
  • Sr. Teddy Angwaro
    • 2
  1. 1.Indiana UniversityBloomington
  2. 2.Kitgum and Pader District Psychosocial Support ProgramUganda

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