Amony Betty is one of hundreds of women supported by IRCT member in Uganda the African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV).
“Life was not easy. I did not have food for my children,” says Betty, who was abducted as a teenager by the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army, who beat and starved her, before she escaped. “I had constant pain and I felt useless. I felt I should just kill myself.”
After visiting ACTV’s clinic in Gulu, Northern Uganda, Betty was given medical assistance, joined with a group of fellow survivors, and offered start-up capital in the form of children’s clothes to sell.