Human Rights in Africa: A Discussion with African Human Rights Advocates

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Join us for a conversation with the African Human Rights Advocates.

Star Rugori, Burundi

Kenedy Owiti, Kenya

Michael Miiro, Uganda

Star Rugori is the Executive Director of Mouvement pour les Libertes Individuelles (MOLI), which uses evidence-based advocacy to advance the rights of marginalized people in African society through advocacy, documentation, research and capacity building with stakeholders in human rights.

Kenedy Owiti serves as the Programme Manager and Advocacy Patron at the Nyanza, Rift Valley and Western Kenya LGBTI Coalition. The NYARWEK LGBTI Coalition creates spaces for dialogue on human rights advocacy and policies. Kenedy is an expert in security and protection for human rights defenders in hostile contexts, especially LGBTQI HRDs.

Michael Miiro is the Technical Advisor on HIV/AIDS, disability and sexual and gender-based violence for the Masaka Association of Persons with Disabilities Living with HIV&AIDS (MADIPHA). MADIPHA's mission is to promote access to comprehensive HIV&AIDS services by all Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) through advocacy, mobilization, sensitization and training.