SHWDA, is an umbrella association for the six independent women’s organisations in the five counties affected by the LRA, based in Western Equatorial State. Each association now has about 40 members. Their agreed mission is to support women returnees and women affected by the LRA conflict through trauma healing and practical help, such as donations of clothes and funds, to enable them to re-start their lives. Each organisation has some land they use to farm, and the income earned from the products sold is used to fund other activities.