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05/17/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Former child soldiers, sex slaves recover from Liberia?s war

Worldfocus has chronicled Liberia’s struggles to recover from a bloody civil war that spanned 14 years in the signature series Liberia's Long Road Back.

Some of the biggest victims of that era were young women who were often taken prisoner and forced to fight, or made into sex slaves. As Worldfocus special correspondent Lynn Sherr and producer Megan Thompson report, many of them are now struggling to recover and struggling to forget.

For more on the rehabilitation and reintegration of child soldiers, watch PBS Wide Angle’s film on child soldiers in Uganda, “Lord’s Children.”

Some of the biggest victims of Liberia’s 14-year civil war were young women who were taken prisoner and forced to fight, or made into sex slaves. Many of them are now struggling to recover and struggling to forget. http://worldfocus.org/files/2009/04/th_liberia_childsoldiers.jpg http://worldfocus.org/files/2009/04/th_liberia_childsoldiers1.jpg

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