Tina Musuya

Co-Lead for Learning Partnerships (Social Development Direct)

Tina Musuya has spent more than 17 years working to respond to and prevent VAWG in sub-Saharan Africa and is a leading VAWG activist in the region. Throughout her career, she has designed and delivered comprehensive VAWG prevention programmes, driven improvements in laws and policies related to VAWG, and provided expert technical advice to a range of practitioners, activities and decision-makers. In 2010, she received the UNAIDS Red Ribbon Award for innovative work to prevent VAW. In 2018, several foreign envoys and other leaders in the public and private sectors established the Uganda Women4Women award for women changing society and making gender equality a reality. Tina Musuya was their first awardee. She is highly regarded for her abilities to forge strong relationships and leverage far-reaching networks to deepen programme results and improve the policies and practices of institutions seeking to prevent VAWG. Outside work Tina likes to keep fit and healthy, engaging in deep conversations encouraging women and girls to deeply love themselves and fully be in charge of their bodies and lives. She is very interested in saving indigenous fruit trees in Uganda.