The former child soldier who escaped Joseph Kony's army

Grace Arach was just 12 when she was abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army - a violent group of Ugandan insurgents - and forced to fight as a child soldier. She eventually escaped to Australia, where she is a specialist working with children who have disabilities.

Although Uganda is now more peaceful, she says the scars from the conflict still remain, particularly for the tens of thousands of child soldiers forced to fight in this conflict.

Published 14 October 2021 at 12:56pm