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As our security guard, holds an ordinary level certificate of education is a security guard for CEDOVIP. He does a number of things from watching office premises to prevent and detect, evicting suspicious persons from premises when necessary, calling police or fire brigade in cases of emergency, such as fire or presence of unauthorized persons , to cleaning of office premises (sweeping & slashing of the compound and tending to plants and flowers i.e. regular watering and maintenance care).

He formerly worked with Industrial Steel Master and Lohana Academy as a security guard . Charles is very committed to his work and keep the office premises safe and very neat!

Tina is the Executive Director, holds an MA in Sociology from Makerere University. Under her guidance, CEDOVIP won the 2010 UNAIDS Red Ribbon Award for innovative work in preventing violence against women and HIV and also successfully piloted the SASA! Programing in Kampala that was the site of the ground breaking SASA! study that brought to light evidence that preventing violence against women through social norm change is possible.

Tina has several years of experience working with communities, police, civil society and policy makers to prevent VAW. She oversees CEDOVIP's violence against women prevention work. She coordinated the development of the Uganda Police Force handbook and the training manual in order to diversify the constituent base. Tina helped draft and successfully campaigned for passage of the Domestic Violence Act, and the Kawempe Domestic Violence Bylaw.
Tina's positive thinking brings a sense of gratitude and optimism to the CEDOVIP team. This has made her the "CEDOVIP mentor" who wants to see everyone succeed in their job and role.

Yvette Alal is a Senior Program Officer for the Institutional Strengthening Program, holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management from Uganda Management Institute and a Bachelor's degree in Adult and Community Education from Makerere University. She also holds a certificate in Voluntary Testing and Counseling in HIV/AIDS from the Institute of Advanced Leadership. Yvette has 9 years of experience mobilizing communities to address human rights challenges, with a focus on preventing domestic violence.

She directly works with the Uganda Police Force and the health sector to strengthen institutional responses to VAW cases reported in Kampala, Yvette has mentored a team of police officers and healthcare workers who are playing a significant role in responding to VAW. Yvette believes that if everyone chooses to have violence-free home, then we will all have violence-free communities and violence-free countries. Yvette is known as a calm person, thoughtful and ready to address people's stress and needs by taking a few moments to listen.

Paul Bbuzibwa interned with CEDOVIP for a year before becoming the Program Officer for Local Activism. Paul holds a BA degree in Social Sciences and certificates in Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Counseling from Makerere University, and a certificate in Human Rights from Youth for Human Rights International. He works directly with community activists to spearhead grassroots efforts in preventing VAW.

Paul is an all round person, who is devoted to learning new things. His greatest strengthen is inspiring men, women and youth to become activists to prevent violence against women. Paul is pursuing a Master's degree in Social Sector Planning and Management. Before joining CEDOVIP, Paul worked as a Counselor in Kalisizo Hospital and as a Community Development Officer Intern in Rakai district. Paul aspires to influence communities to treat men, women, girls and boys as equals.

Josephine Kamisya Josephine as our Senior Program Officer for the National Prevention of Violence Against Women Program, holds a BA Honors Degree in Development Studies from Makerere University and is working towards an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies. She has over 10 years of experience in mobilizing communities to promote human rights and to prevent violence against women. Josephine is experienced in strengthening capacity and building motivation of civil society organizations to prevent violence against women in Uganda, she is in charge of the SASA! national rollout.

Josephine is known as a warm and friendly person who helps others to activate their inner happiness and peace at CEDOVIP. She is good at relationship building with all the activists that we work with at the community level, in civil society and government departments.

Richard has a Diploma in Social Work and Social Administration from the Makerere Institute for Social Development. Richard is responsible for skills building and providing on-site and distant technical support to the local governments ( the Community Development Officers) in the 8 districts of Busoga to prevent and respond to VAW and HIV in their communities.

Richard formerly worked with Kamwokya Christian Caring Community in as head of youth peer educators, head of community based health care workers and advocacy program officer . Richard is passionate about protecting the safety and rights of women in intimate relationships and he wants to be remembered for being proactive at promoting and protecting the rights of women and children.

Diana KagereDiana is the Media and National Advocacy officer at CEDOVIP. Diana continues to motivate the team as a dependable person at CEDOVIP who takes personal interest in helping individuals pursue their objectives and interests. She is responsible for influencing the media to open discussions about VAW, POWER, rights and justice for women through print, electronic, and social media as well as working with editors, journalists. She is involved in all aspects of influencing policy and legal framework to effectively prevent and respond to VAW, and coordinates the Domestic Violence Act coalition.

Before joining CEDOVIP, Diana was the face of WBS TV Prime News for the last six years. She was the communications manager for Democracy Monitoring Group, a consortium of csos (ACFODE, TI, NDI, UJCC) monitoring 2011 Presidential Elections. She is pursuing a Master's Degree in Human Rights from Makerere University and is a holder of a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from the same university. Diana is passionate about human rights and creating a safe environment for women and girls in Uganda!

Olive Nabisubi holds a BA in Development Studies from Makerere University. She also holds certificates in Counseling domestic violence survivors, Good Clinical Practice and Subject Protection, and Qualitative and Quantitative Participatory Research. Olive is a Program Officer in charge of implementing SASA! program in Makindye and Rubaga divisions in Kampala. She is at the fore front of working with communities to create safer, healthier and happier relationships, homes and communities through inspiring men and women to start questioning violence against women, men's use of power and HIV.

Her love for design is brought to life through development of colorful communication materials where she pays attention to the quality of materials produced. Before joining CEDOVIP, she worked as a research assistant with Raising Voices on the baseline research for the SASA! program. Prior to that, she worked as a behavioral assistant researcher with the Rakai Health Sciences Program in Southern Uganda. She is passionate about empowering vulnerable people such as women and children, she is a voice for the voiceless.

Peter is in charge of transport for staff as well as general maintenance of the CEDOVIP vehicle. He has been driving since 1987 and has his International Driving Permit as well as certificates in defensive driving. Peter does much more than drive – he is hard working and directly works with program staff as they implement activities and he promotes non-violence and women's rights wherever he goes!

Denis is our senior administrator & accounts officer holds a BA in Commerce from Makerere University and a diploma in Business Studies from Makerere University Business School and also a student member of Level III Certified Public Accountants of Uganda. Denis is the Senior Accountant/ Administrative Personnel and oversees accounting/ administration activities (Planning, Budgeting, reporting, analyzing, reconciliation), General financial advice to staff, management team, and General office administration and Human resource activities.

He is known for his sense of humor and easily relates with everyone at office. He has worked at CEDOVIP for 12 years. Before working at CEDOVIP, Denis worked for Human Rights Organization in Northern Uganda and the Central Region.

Richard Holds a BA in commerce majoring in accounting from Makerere University Business School Nakawa and is currently undertaking Certified Public Accountant profession (CPAU). Richard directly supports the Senior Administration and Finance officer to manage daily accounting operations.

His main duties focus on book keeping activities, working with sales and purchase ledgers and running calculations to ensure that records and payments are correct. Before working at CEDOVIP, Richard worked for Warid Telecom Uganda for 5 years as Senior Executive Operation & Senior Executive Credit controller, he has worked for CEDOVIP since September 2013 to date.

Grace holds a Bachelor's degree in Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies from Kampala International University, Uganda Diploma in Management from Uganda Catholic Social Training Center and UK Diploma in Business Management. Grace's work at CEDOVIP involves enhancing capacities of communities, duty bearers, rights holders and Government officials to protect girls and women from domestic violence in Kampala District so as to promote domestic- violence- free urban communities.

Grace is very compassionate, her feelings of love, kindness towards others makes staff feel loved and cared for.
Previously she spent 13 years with MIFUMI project, working to protect women and children from violence and abuse, and was responsible for ensuring that survivors of violence were safe and their needs catered for. Grace is really committed to promoting the rights of women and girls.

Ann NassamulaAnn is the newest employee of CEDOVIP, but she is not a new face within the organization. During her undergraduate studies, Ann interned at CEDOVIP and she continued to volunteer during major events such as the 16 Days of Activism. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Psychology from Makerere University and a Post Graduate Degree in Project Planning and Management from Uganda Management Institute.  Ann works with youth, universities and youth activists, she coordinates the referral network, and she works with supporting survivors. Her recent projects included training a team of young activists who will support their peers in various capacities. Ann is also the face of CEDOVIP’s growing work with institutions of higher education.

Ann has had experience interning at CEDOVIP, volunteering and later working at Reach Out Mbuya HIV/AIDS.  Her outgoing, friendly personality paired with her fun approach to trainings help her connect to the young people that she works with..

Lule Mathew WalusimbiMathew is the Systems Administrator for CEDOVIP since 2003 and has a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology from Makerere University. On a daily basis, Mathew is involved in administering and monitoring the organization's IT systems , updating website, hardware and software repair and maintenance.

Mathew has gained professional experience in the areas of Network Systems Development and Management, website design and maintenance, Capacity building in IT systems operations and is also part of the CEDOVIP Team.

Agnes Nabirye is Office Security officer,  holds an Ordinary Level certificate of Education from Buzaya Senior, Secondary School. Agnes is a trained probation police officer from Masindi Police training. Works as a security guard for CEDOVIP. Her work involves, watching office premises to prevent and detect signs of interruption and ensure security of doors, windows, and gates and investigate disturbances, Monitor and permit entrance and departure of employees, visitors, and other persons to guard against theft and maintain security of premises and reports irregularity, such as equipment or property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons, or unusual occurrences.

Agnes worked with Saracen (U) Ltd for 13 years as a security. Before joining CEDOVIP, Agnes worked as customer service/receptionist with NSSF. Agnes spends time with children, listening to their concerns and advising them.