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. I have designed and implemented projects in Sub-Sahara Africa that primarily focused on empowering women. Assignments in human rights advocacy include:
- Support implementing the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (‘the Mandela Rules’) and the United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders (‘the Bangkok Rules’) during sensitization workshops of prison officers in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania;
- Monitored, documented and advocated for improvement of conditions for persons in detention facilities;
- Conducted research on right to a fair trial in Uganda, baseline study on land rights in Lamogi and Pabo sub-counties in Amuru district, research on rights of disabled persons in Uganda, poverty eradication in Uganda, gravity of the mental health issue in East African prisons, and access to health care in Uganda, among others;
- Trained various stakeholders including lawyers, members of parliament, NGO representatives and students on human rights; treaty reporting at UN and African Commission level and;
- Presented memorandum to parliament on proposed Bills including the then Public Order Management Bill, HIV/Aids Control Bill, and the Anti- Pornography Bill.