Network of Young People Against War

Grace Akallo is a former girl soldier from Northern Uganda and co-author of Girl Soldier: A story of Hope for Northern Uganda’s Children. She recently received a Masters degree in International Development and Social Change from Clark University and serves as a spokesperson for children in Northern Uganda who are affected by war. READ MORE...

Former Kony Child Soldier Tells
Her Story

Friday is April 20, the day that the Kony 2012 video asked people worldwide to put up posters and call for the arrest of Joseph Kony, whose Lords Resistance Army in Uganda in the 80s and 90s brutally abducted tens of thousands of children and forced them to be child soldiers. READ MORE...

AFRICA: Michelle Obama says husband is committed to Africa

GABORONE (Reuters) – First Lady Michelle Obama rejected criticism that her husband's administration had not paid enough attention to Africa, saying on Friday her trip was a direct reflection of his commitment to the continent. READ MORE...

KENYA: Grace Akallo and United Africans for Women and Children Rights are Grateful for the appointment of Willy Mutunga.

This appointment underscores the importance of Women and Children Rights in Africa: READ MORE AT THE NEWS FROM THE FORD FOUNDATION...

AFRICA: Clinton Calls for More Education for Women and Girls

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told an international conference that educating women and girls helps them substantially contribute to their communities. READ MORE...

UGANDA: Ugandan women give the first detailed accounts of how they were trafficked to Iraq, and then rescued.
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NEW YORK: U.N. German Mission: Children at War Briefing addresses issue of children in armed combat.

Grace Akallo, former child soldier and founder of United Africans for Women and Children Rights, spoke with a voice representing thousands. READ MORE...