Lina Zedriga Waru Abuku is the Secretary of Uganda’s National Committee for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and All Forms of Discrimination and attended AIPR’s 2014 Raphael Lemkin Seminar, Global Edition. A former Magistrate, Ms. Zedriga is now a full-time activist working to end social exclusion and all forms of discrimination against vulnerable groups, especially women. Lina is also a practicing attorney, educator of trainers on alternative and transformative leadership, and mentor. And in addition to her role on Uganda’s National Committee, she is the Director of Women in Peace Building and Reconciliation and actively involved with the Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE), The Association of Women Lawyers Uganda (FIDA-U), Trust for Africa’s Orphans (TAO-U), and Kampala Quality Primary Schools (KQPS), among other organizations.
Lina is a Director, Regional Associates for Community Initiatives RACI, Uganda, involved in Program Design, Advocacy, Amicus Briefs, Mentorship, Strategic Networking, Resource Mobilization, Training, Documentation, Legal and Institutional Framework domestication AU, ICGLR, UNSCR 1325 on Women Peace and Security, Mediation and Community Organizing/mobilization. Lina is also a Consultant Women Peace and Security/Mediator who developed the UN SCR 1325 NAP, led a women’s peace caravan to the LRA, GoU peace talks in Juba, Trained trainers for Africa, and is a lead researcher on women peace and security in the Great Lakes Region. Lina studied at JF Kennedy Harvard University, Law Development Center Kampala-Uganda and Makerere University;