Solomy Awiidi

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Solomy Awiidi is a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow (2017 -2018) from Uganda on the Law and Human Rights Program based at American University, Washington College of Law.

Solomy holds a Bachelor of Law from Ugandan Christian University (UCU), along with a post-graduate diploma in legal practice from the Law Development Center and is pursuing her Masters in International Development at Virtual University Uganda (VUU). She has 5 years’ experience in human rights work with a focus on women and children’s rights following years of work with MIFUMI Uganda, a feminist organization working to protect women and children from violence and abuse. Solomy currently works with the Refugee Law Project (School of Law, Makerere University) under the Access to Justice Program, where she focuses on provision of legal aid services to forced migrants, advocacy for reform in policy, practice, and law, as well as strengthening capacity of state and none state actors to deliver justice.

As an advocate, she is a member of Uganda and the East African Law Society, FIDA-Uganda, Network of Public Interest Lawyers, the GBV Prevention Network and also an alumnus of Men Engage Africa Training Initiative (MATI). She is also a member of the Men Engage African Youth Advisory Committee.