Table 3

A comparison of the sexual violations committed by the Lord's Resistance Army and the government soldiers among female respondents

Sexual trauma event#

Perpetrators of sexual violence

Lord's Resistance Army (n = 132) #

Government soldiers (UPDF) (n = 38) #

n (%)

n (%)


Heterosexual rape- single episode

17 (12.9)

3 (7.9)

Heterosexual rape- gang rape

3 (2.3)

1 (2.6)

Attempted rape

20 (15.2)

7 (18.4)

Forced marriage

19 (14.4)

6 (15.8)

Sexual comforting

14 (10.6)

10 (26.3)

Defilement

73 (55.3)

16 (42.1)

Sex in exchange for gifts

9 (6.8)

4 (10.5)

Sex in exchange for food

8 (6.1)

2 (5.3)

Forced incest

6 (4.5)

2 (5.3)

Abduction with sex

36 (27.3)

14 (36.8)


#Some respondents suffered more than form of sexual violence

Kinyanda et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10:28   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-10-28

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