NOTE: This is an in-person event. There will not be a Zoom room to attend this event remotely.

OU and Security in Context present:

The Work of the Women's Advocacy Network: Justice for Women and Children in Post-Conflict Uganda

A talk with Grace Acan, Co-Founder of the Women's Advocacy Network Uganda

WHEN: Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 1-2:30 PM CST

WHERE: Gould Hall Gallery, University of Oklahoma

Grace Acan is a social worker and an advocate for the rights of survivors of conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV). Her book Not Yet Sunset, published in 2018, tells the story of her experience in war time. She 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 as an Archavist 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. She is also a member of SEMA - the Global Network of Victims and Survivors to End Wartime Sexual Violence.

Coffee and cookies will be provided. For accommodation on the basis of disability, contact

This event is sponsored by the Center for Peace and Development, Department of Human Relations, Clara Luper Department of African and African American Studies, African Studies Institute, Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education, Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum, and Security in Context.

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