Head, Vulnerable Persons Unit

Priscilla Nyarugoye is a versatile, analytical and meticulous human rights expert with 15 years of experience. She holds a Master’s degree in Human Rights from Makerere University, a Diploma on the Law of internal Displacement from Humanitarian Law, Villa Ormond- Corso Cacallot Sanremo Italy and a Bachelors of arts in Education from Makerere University. She also has a Post Graduate Certificate in Research Methods and Writing Skills, from Center for Basic Research Kampala.

She has also done other short courses and obtained certificates including: Certificate in Transparency and Good Governance in the USA under International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP); a Certificate in HIV/AIDS Development and Human Rights from University of Pretoria, South Africa; Certificate in Human Rights Based Approach; Certificate in Gender Mainstreaming and the Development of tools and resources for gender analysis legislative development among others.

She joined the Commission in 2004 as a Volunteer attached to Fort Portal Regional Office. She was later appointed as a Human Rights Officer in 2007 in the Directorate of Monitoring and Inspections. Priscilla Nyarugoye is a Senior Human Rights Officer in the same directorate a position she has held since 2010. She heads the Vulnerable Persons Unit which was established by the Commission in 2007, whose main mandate is to monitor and report the human rights of vulnerable persons in Uganda.

Priscilla Nyarugoye represents the Uganda Human Rights Commission on the Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) working group of Justice for Children (J4C) Steering Committee which advances better outcomes for children affected directly or indirectly with the justice system in Uganda.

Contact Information:

Plot 20/22/24

Buganda Road

P.O.Box  4929

Kampala, Uganda

Tel: +256-414 348007