Jessica Nkuuhe

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Jessica Nkuuhe was the Executive Director of the Urgent Action Fund-Africa (UAF). "She is a feminist, and human rights and peace activist, and has worked as an educator and a development specialist. Previously she was Director of Isis-WICCE, an international women's resource centre based in Kampala. She co-ordinated its Cross-Cultural Exchange Programme which conceptualizes and runs annual institutes on women's human rights, peace building and documentation, for women activists and leaders from situations of armed conflict.

"Jessica was Chairperson of the Human Rights Network (HURINET - Uganda), a human rights umbrella group that works towards fostering the recognition, respect, and defense of human rights, the rule of law, and democratic governance for the attainment of freedom, peace and sustainable development. She holds a Masters Degree in Humanities from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, a B.A and concurrent diploma in Education from Makerere University in Uganda, a post graduate diploma in Journalism and Media Management from the Uganda management Institute, and a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Transformation Across cultures from the School for International Training in Vermont, USA." [1]

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  1. Jessica Nkuuhe, SSRC, accessed November 27, 2011.