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Aciro Harriett accompanied by her daughter, Acayo Given, 3, prepares the evening meal at her home in Palabek, Uganda near the South Sudan border.   Harriett, was abducted by the Lords Resistance Army at the age of 16 and was held in captivity for 13 years.  Since returning home her status as a former combatant has caused serious issues while trying to reintegrate into her community.  She said that her new husband began viciously beating her after succumbing to the neighbors influence saying she was a killer and would kill him if he didn't kill her first.  She left her husband and has returned to her family's homestead but still faces stigmatization by members of her community.

Aciro Harriett accompanied by her daughter, Acayo Given, 3, prepares the evening meal at her home in Palabek, Uganda near the South Sudan border. Harriett, was abducted by the Lords Resistance Army at the age of 16 and was held in captivity for 13 years. Since returning home her status as a former combatant has caused serious issues while trying to reintegrate into her community. She said that her new husband began viciously beating her after succumbing to the neighbors influence saying she was a killer and would kill him if he didn't kill her first. She left her husband and has returned to her family's homestead but still faces stigmatization by members of her community.