Grace Achan is a social worker by profession and an advocate for the rights of survivors of conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV). Not Yet Sunset, Grace’s 2018 book, tells the story of her abduction and life inside the LRA. Grace is the co-founder of the Women's Advocacy Network Uganda (WAN), which brings together more than 900 war-affected women and men to advocate for justice, recognition, and accountability for sexual and gender-based violence. Grace is currently working with Refugee Law Project and she is also a Board member of the Global Survivors Fund, whose mission is to enhance access to reparations for survivors of conflict-related sexual violence. Furthermore, Grace is one of the founding members of SEMA – the Global Network of Victims and Survivors to End Wartime Sexual Violence. SEMA means “Speak Out” in Swahili and today it has members from 21 countries around the world. SEMA is rooted in survivor-led, activist networks at the local level, representing thousands of survivors of wartime sexual violence. Through SEMA, Grace is part of a selected group of survivors who participates in quarterly sessions with UN female peacekeepers, as part of the Female Military Officers’ Course.
Grace Achan will speak at the World Justice Forum's HagueTalks: Resilience: Stories of Women Standing Up for Justice