Global Mormon Feminists in Northern Uganda

The following is taken from an article written by Pegger Fletcher Stack for the SLTrib (29 Oct 2010):

(Judy) Dushku–a political science professor at Suffolk University in Boston, LDS Boston Stake Relief Society president and now president of an international nonprofit organization bringing hope and healing to war-torn Uganda–was in Utah last week to receive the 2010 Eve Award from the Mormon Women’s Forum.

In July, Dushku led 11 Mormon women to Gulu, a war-ravaged corner of Uganda, to build a house and document the horrific tales of young women who had been kidnapped by rebels and conscripted into the so-called Lord’s Resistance Army.

Dushku returned to the United States and launched a nonprofit organization, THARCE-GULU Inc., which stands for Trauma, Healing and Reflecting Center.


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One Response to Global Mormon Feminists in Northern Uganda

  1. Roger Hansen says:

    Judy Dushku sent me the following email on 1 Nov 2010:

    We have two buildings that we plan to have constructed this year (if possible). One is a bakery, and we have a solid proposal on that and have most of the funds either already in the bank or promised by reliable sources from my 5 days in Utah fund-raising. But the man we are working with in Gulu, who is the LDS Branch President, James Latigo, and I have not really gotten to planning the building. He has a very detailed proposal for the equipment costs and many other things, but we are just ready to start planning the structure.

    The bigger and very important building we need is the Trauma Healing and Reflection Center (THARCE) – Gulu, itself. We want it big enough to include at least 4-6 classrooms for adult learning and for holding counseling group sessions on trauma healing. We also want an art room for children and adults to use. We want a nursery so child mothers and fathers can take advantage of the programs. And, most expensively, we want a facility where we can make films and where the war-affected can make and edit and talk about and show their films. We hope to have an on-going film making instruction program, and actually started it last summer with 12 student – all former child soldiers. We have some cautious promises of some foundation funding, but that is further away than the bakery funding. But that is the plan.

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