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Table 2 Phases of indoctrination

From: Abducted children and youth in Lord’s Resistance Army in Northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): mechanisms of indoctrination and control

Girls Silence and isolation Assignment to a family structure, learn Acholi language Help with domestic tasks, become “bush wives if they are deemed old enough
Boys Silence and isolation Assignment to a family structure, learn Acholi language Given increasingly difficult tasks to test their loyalty Trained to become a soldier where they can earn the right to carry a gun and be given a “wife”