Emily lives in Kampala, Uganda, where she works for a Sudanese human rights organisation. She has a MSc in Violence, Conflict, and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. Her dissertation was about disempowerment, masculinity, and service provision to male survivors of gender-based violence in Northern Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. She has a certificate in Genocide and Human Rights Studies from the University of Toronto and earned her BA in Political Science and Philosophy from Fordham University in New York.
The push to pass the 'Kill the Gays' bill
A matter of life and death for the women of South Sudan
Sudan’s most recent spate of demonstrations have been a long time coming.
American evangelical Christians and their anti-homosexual agenda in Uganda.
On 27 December Judge Aly Fekry of the Cairo Administrative Court banned virginity testing of female detainees.
Originally scheduled to take place on 28 November, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)’s legislative and executive elections bled into the 30th following logistical issues in delivering ballots, widespread irregularities, and long lines on the first day of polling.
A population-based assessment completed recently by the Journal of the American Medical Association found that nearly 40% of women and 23% of men in three Eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) had been subjected to gender based violence (GBV) since conflict reignited in the mid-1990s. Though some INGOs operational in the region have questioned the methodology of the survey, no one has questioned the existence of GBV against men.