Dora Musinguzi

Senior VAWG Expert (Raising Voices)

Dorah Kiconco Musinguzi, Senior Technical Advisor for What Works 2 is a feminist, and enthusiast for women’s justice and well-being with a 15-year work experience in the VAW prevention field. Dora is a passionate advocate for every woman and girl, everywhere, for every human being to realize their potential and dignity. Dora’s is a lawyer, human rights practitioner, an ardent protagonist for social change, and an active member of the women’s movement in Uganda. Dora also leads the Civil Society National Reference Group overseeing the EU Spotlight initiative to eliminate all forms of VAWG in Uganda. Dora is specifically intrigued by the generation and utilization of evidence, the law, legal tools, and wellbeing and wellness strategies as core frameworks for women’s and girl’s transformation at personal, community and societal levels. Until recently, for over 10 years, Dora was the Executive Director for UGANET, a social justice organization that mobilizes communities for human rights and gender justice. At UGANET, Dora designed and led programs and advocacy campaigns for law reform, VAWG prevention and response programs. Specifically, she over saw the utilization of the SASA! methodology from 5 small villages to now at scale in over 1,000 villages. This work is focused on community mobilization efforts and activism to address social norms that hinder the realization of women and girl’s human rights and gender equality.