Who We Are

Ugandan Board

Esther Bagoole
Founder and Managing Director

Esther is a human rights activist and both the Founder and Managing Director at Femlead.
She has a Master’s degree in Human Rights and a Bachelor’s degree in Arts at Makerere University, Uganda.

Josephine Kankunda
Ugandan Board Member

Josephine is a Ugandan lawyer with expertise in human rights advocacy, human rights research, project management, building and maintaining networks, monitoring and evaluation; developing and implementing donor funded projects, budgeting, and lobbying.

Femlead Project leaders

Nabirye Mirembe
Kasozi group

Naigaga Rebecca
Kasone group

Jesca Tibeweka
Mbale group

Nabirye Annette
Kyamawundo group

Namugosa Annette
bwamba group

Nakiyemba Tape
Bulindi group

Nkobe Mariam
Busiiro 11 group


Jodie Williams

Sponsors and Development Partners

Individual Sponsors / Friends

Chas Foulds

Due to high poverty rates in Uganda, girls are usually expected to work as a way to increase the family’s income. Local traditions, especially in rural areas, dictate that girls can be married in exchange for a dowry.

Femlead work to educate girls on their human rights, especially in regards to child marriage and sexual activity. 

Certificates / Permits

Certificate of Registration

Permit to Operate an Organisation