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.
Diana 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!
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.
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.
Ann 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..