Survivors’ Voices Uganda is led by Professor Jill Marshall, Dept of Law and Criminology, Royal Holloway University of London, and Dr Josephine Ndagire, School of Law, Makerere University, Kampala, with Caroline Obbo and Grancia Mugalula.


    Committed to turning our research into action, we have worked extensively with survivors of CRSV. We partnered with community activists and educators from Uganda including WAN, JRP, Concerned Parents Association (CPA) and Watye Ki Gen who work directly with survivors, alongside a range of academics, practicing lawyers, health professionals, civil servants and local as well as regional law-makers and legislative bodies. We also worked with the Regional Training Facility of the Great Lakes Region and a Ugandan illustrator, King (@King_Est94), who captured artistic representations of survivors' experiences. Get in touch for more information!

    Dr Josephine Ndagire

    School of Law,

    University of Makerere, Kampala

    Dr Ndagire is a lecturer at the School of Law Makerere University. She obtained a Doctor of Juridical Science from Emory University in the USA. She is currently working on a number of projects on Sexual and Gender Based Violence (CRSV) and has much expertise in the area. Her recent project on Rethinking Reparations for Victims of CRSV calls for the reconstruction of such reparations informed by the peculiar or specific harm suffered by each victim. These harms may include fistula, psychological trauma, lost opportunities, unwanted pregnancies and stigma. Her work advocates examination of underlying causes and moving to provide a holistic form of reparations. She is the author of publications in these fields and international law.



    School of Law

    Makerere University

    University Rd, Kampala, Uganda

    Professor Jill Marshall

    Dept of Law and Criminology,

    Royal Holloway University of London

    Professor Marshall is a law professor at Royal Holloway University of London. Her work focuses on the relationship between law and living well, human flourishing, what it means to be free, related especially to women’s legal human rights in their social and cultural context. Theoretical conceptions of privacy, freedom, care, belonging and recognition are analyzed and related to the purpose of law, including international human rights and anti-discrimination law purporting to protect aspects of our wellbeing and identities. Current projects revolve around these issues and include analyzing secrecy and confidentiality in pregnancy and childbirth, children born of conflict and free expression. She has published 3 books on these topics, including Human Rights Law and Personal Identity (2014). Royal Holloway is enriched by its interdisciplinary research culture and Marshall leads its Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) human rights and global governance work, benefitting from research funding awarded to the University through the GCRF.



    Department of Law and Criminology

    Royal Holloway, University of London

    Egham Hill, Egham TW20 0EX, United Kingdom

    Grancia Mugalula

    DESOC Consultancy

    University of Makerere, Kampala

    Grancia is a Ugandan lawyer, academic and human rights advocate with over 10 years’ experience in teaching law, undertaking research and conducting training. She teaches law at Makerere University and is also one of the founders of the Disability Law and Rights Centre at the School of Law. Her areas of interest are in Health Justice, Gender Studies and Disability Rights. Grancia has provided advice to governments, international institutions and regional bodies on the rights of vulnerable groups such as women, Persons with Disabilities, refugees and children among others. She holds an LLM from Queen Mary University of London.

    Caroline Obbo

    DESOC Consultancy

    University of Makerere, Kampala

    Caroline is a lawyer and an activist by profession with an LLM in Rule of Law from Ohio Northern University in the USA. She possesses 10 years of experience having worked with non-governmental organizations in areas of human rights, rule of law, humanitarian law, governance and criminal justice. Caroline is currently the Director of DESOC Consultancy, a firm that offers expertise in research, project coordination and academic book contributions, in areas of conflict and transitional justice, human rights, gender, rule of law and democratic governance in Uganda and the African Great Lakes region.