Maureen Kangere, ICRW Uganda
Ms. Maureen Kangere is a Communications and Advocacy Specialist based out of the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)-Uganda office. For over a decade, Maureen has worked in the civil society sector with extensive experience in driving research uptake and advocacy around gender power analysis on violence against women and girls and applying a feminist communication lens to broaden circles of research and policy influence and driving new socialization processes around gender hierarchies and power in intimate partner relationships. Her current work at ICRW includes communications and advocacy, coordination of Sexual Violence against Children prevention collective activism and strategic initiatives, leading the development and implementation of the child sexual abuse research uptake strategy, social research and program evaluations related to child sexual abuse, adolescent health, rights, and gender equality. She has worked throughout Uganda and has been involved in grassroots and national movement-building work in nine African countries. She supports the ICRW Bill and Melinda Gates funded project on COVID-19 and Women in the Informal Economy in India, Kenya and Uganda in the advocacy engagement in Uganda. Prior to joining ICRW, Maureen worked at Raising Voices with the GBV Prevention Network as Senior Programme Officer where she co-developed a program to foster solidarity among Network members, built capacity of activists in the East, Horn and Southern Africa and managed the network communication (materials, digital platforms, and social media). She co-authored a journal article on social media activism in the region. While working with Akina Mama wa Afrika, Maureen coordinated feminist leadership development institutes in four African countries and implemented a Gender and Forced Migration Project. She implemented three projects on women’s leadership and vulnerable women empowerment when she worked with Forum for Women in Democracy. She also oversaw the young leaders mentoring programme, participated in advocacy campaigns and was involved in pitching at donor events. She participated in an award-winning competition on behalf of the organization and won the Gender Governance Award. Maureen has published a book on Miscarriage and Motherhood.