Goboro 2018

 The Queens from South Sudan

Women are escaping from the civil war in South Sudan across the border into Uganda.

Their men are often left to save personal belongings, fight with rebels or have been killed.

Most of the women are fleeing from war and hunger, and they are exposed to rape and other sexual violence in their home country.

 

 

John T. Pedersen Photography - Katerina Kadi (45)   My husband was killed by the government soldiers when he was going to bring some food from our garden. He was accused of being a rebel, something he failed to disprove. They cut over his throat   My hope and desire is to settle with my children here in Uganda.     Katerina walked eigth days with her four children from the village of Wugi.

Katerina Kadi (45)

 

My husband was killed by the government soldiers when he was going to bring some food from our garden. He was accused of being a rebel, something he failed to disprove.


"They cut over his throat"

 

My hope and desire is to settle with my children here in Uganda.

 

 

Katerina walked eigth days with her four children from the village of Wugi.

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John T. Pedersen Photography - Alice Boro (36)   I escaped with my husband from our village. Before we got to the border, my husband decided to go back to bring more food.   There he was shot by the government soldiers    Im sick with heart problems and hope I can get medical help here in Uganda.   Alice walked for two weeks with her five children from the village of Wugi.

Alice Boro (36)

 

I escaped with my husband from our village. Before we got to the border, my husband decided to go back to bring more food.

 

"There he was shot by the government soldiers"

 

 I'm sick with heart problems and hope I can get medical help here in Uganda.

 

Alice walked for two weeks with her five children from the village of Wugi.

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John T. Pedersen Photography - Juan Silivian (22)   My husband was shot at work by the government soldiers.    He was a rebel   I will never return to South Sudan.   Juan walked for three days with her two children from the village of Mangalatore.

Juan Silivian (22)

 

My husband was shot at work by the government soldiers. 

 

"He was a rebel"

 

I will never return to South Sudan.

 

Juan walked for three days with her two children from the village of Mangalatore.

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John T. Pedersen Photography - Florence Awate (18)   My husband was slaughtered by the government soldiers outside the house of my family. I witnessed it myself.   Then two soldiers raped me    I escaped afterwards. I will never return to South Sudan. My hope is to start studying here in Uganda.   Florence walked seven days with her one child from the village of Yei.

Florence Awate (18)

 

My husband was slaughtered by the government soldiers outside the house of my family. I witnessed it myself.

 

"Then two soldiers raped me" 

 

I escaped afterwards. I will never return to South Sudan. My hope is to start studying here in Uganda.

 

Florence walked seven days with her one child from the village of Yei.

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John T. Pedersen Photography - Jane Tabu (26)   My husband was taken in our home at night.     Later I heard that he had been slaughtered      I dont want to return to South Sudan, but to get a safe life here in Uganda.   Jane walked seven days with her two children from the village of Yei.

Jane Tabu (26)

 

My husband was taken in our home at night.

 

 

"Later I heard that he had been slaughtered" 

 

 

I don't want to return to South Sudan, but to get a safe life here in Uganda.

 

Jane walked seven days with her two children from the village of Yei.

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