Skip to content
A portrait photo of Grace Achan
© Magali Girardin

Grace Acan

Grace Acan is an advocate for women who have survived war in northern Uganda and has been working with war affected communities since 2010. Being a survivor of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) conflict, in 2011 she co-founded the Women’s Advocacy Network, a community-based organisation that works across northern Uganda with women who survived sexual violence in conflict. More specifically, she helps to secure the financial futures of children born from forced marriages by connecting them with the families of their fathers. Grace is a graduate of Gulu University with a bachelor's degree in development studies. She has worked as a researcher on a number of projects, including at the international level, on topics related to justice, accountability, and community mobilisation. She is the author of the book, “Not yet sunset: A story of survival and perseverance in LRA captivity”. 

Scroll to top