Ododo Wa: Stories of Girls in War

Rental fee: $500 CAD, plus prorated shipping costs.

Space requirements: Approximately 25 square metres.*

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An exhibit of four floor-to-ceiling curved panels covered with photos and text, behind two iPad stands.

Photo: Conjugal Slavery in War, Véronique Bourget

About the exhibition

A travelling exhibition developed by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in partnership with the Conjugal Slavery in War Project.

Ododo Wa: Stories of Girls in War traces the journey of two girls from Uganda – Evelyn Amony and Grace Acan – who were abducted and held captive for years by a rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). After their ordeal, Evelyn and Grace discovered the power of using their voices to find healing and seek justice for women who survived captivity with the LRA.

This unique pop‐up travelling exhibition has a small footprint and features vinyl mesh panels that are illustrated with drawings created by women survivors as they worked through their trauma in storytelling circles.

It also includes two animated films that feature Evelyn and Grace courageously sharing their personal stories. Vivid animated drawings express their lives in captivity and illustrate the dangers they faced from both the LRA and government soldiers before finally returning to their homes and families.

Ododo Wa: Stories of Girls in War provides a moving and unforgettable encounter with these two women. They are determined to overcome their painful past by speaking out, working for justice and aspiring to a better future for themselves and their children.

* The exhibition is composed of four 2.5‑metre-tall vinyl mesh panels wrapped around a magnetic tube frame. When placed side‐by‐side, they create a roughly 6‑metre‐long display. Alternately, they can be split in two smaller 3‑metre displays.

Photos of Ododo Wa: Stories of Girls in War

A man examines an exhibit consisting of tall, curved panels covered with photographs and text.
Photo: Refugee Law Project
A group of children examine an exhibit consisting of tall, curved panels covered with photographs and text.
Photo: Refugee Law Project
An exhibit of four floor-to-ceiling curved panels covered with photos and text, behind two iPad stands.
Photo: Conjugal Slavery in War, Véronique Bourget

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Brodie Sanderson (he/him)

The exhibition was developed in collaboration with Grace Acan and Evelyn Amony, and in partnership with the Conjugal Slavery in War Project.