LINA ZEDRIGA WARU ABUKU, Deputy Leader of the People Power


Hon Kyagulanyi Robert Sentamu yesterday unveiled Dr. Zedriga Lina Waru Abuku as the Deputy Leader of the People Power Movement.

“Comrade Zedriga is a distinguished activist, lawyer, and university lecturer. She is a retired judicial officer, author, and mentor. In addition, she is a social inclusion advocate and has participated in Uganda’s political processes for a very long time. Waru has borne the brunt of the regime’s excesses as will be communicated in due course,” Hon Kyagulanyi said.

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“We are very excited to welcome her to the leadership of the People Power Movement. Aluta continua,” he added.

Therefore today he posted LINA ZEDRIGA WARU ABUKU, Deputy Leader of the People Power Movement complete profile! Read it below.



She is the Deputy Leader of the People Power Movement in charge of Political Mobilization. In addition, she is a political leader with years of grassroots mobilization for political & social causes. DR. LINA ZEDRIGA is a seasoned mentor of leaders, especially women in politics. LINA ZEDRIGA was born on 8th September 1961 (aged 59). She is a mother of five and grandmother of four. LINA ZEDRIGA WARU ABUKU comes from Vura constituency, Arua District, Northern Uganda. However, her husband, Rauxen Zedriga who was Dr. Besigye’s chief coordinator in West-Nile was kidnapped and has been missing since August 2001

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She holds a Ph.D. in Peace and Conflict Resolution (Sewanee University USA & Makerere University) Master of Arts in Human Rights, Bachelor of Laws (Makerere).

• Diplomas: Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LDC), Post Graduate Diploma in Women and Public Policy (Harvard Kennedy School). Also, Diploma in Law & Judicial Practice (LDC), Diploma in Law (LDC)

• Selected Certifications – Training of Participatory Gender Audit Facilitators (UNDP).

In addition, Genocide Prevention and Mass Atrocity crimes Prevention (The Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation – Poland), Certificate in Jurisprudence of Equality Training in International Human Rights Law (NAWJ/Judicial Training Institute), Certificate in Judicial Reforms in Anglophone Africa (World Bank Institute/ ILI), Gender and Development (AKINA MAMA wa Africa).

Advanced certificate in Security and Safety in the Field (UNDP), Peace-Building in War-Societies of Africa (CECORE), Project Planning and Management (IYECA/YMCA), Social Development (Uganda Catholic Social Training Center, Rubaga Kampala Uganda), Trainer of Trainers (The Institute for Inclusive Security- Virginia USA)

Selected Recognitions for DR. LINA ZEDRIGA WARU ABUKU

Certificate of Achievement (Justice and Peace : The Hague Training Course for Human Rights Defenders on Security), Certificate of Excellence (Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS)/UNDP Dar es Salaam Tanzania), Award – Women Economic Forum (WEF 2017) Iconic Women Making the World a better Place May 2017 Mumbai India

• Selected Previous Assignments: Secretary, Uganda National Committee for the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide and Mass Atrocities;

Coordinator and Principal Investigator (P.I) for the IGAD Research on Inclusive Mechanisms; Consultant Mediator World Bank/ IFC/MIGA Compliance Advisory Ombudsman, Lecturer- Victoria University Kampala, Sewanee University- Tennessee.

In addition, JF Kennedy School of Government – USA, Director Women Peace, and Security: Regional Associates for Community Initiates, Senior Advisor Women, Peace, and Security Governance – Center for Peace & Security Governance; Facilitator, International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR);

Facilitator- the African Union (AU/ISSP) Addis University; International Consultant United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 UNIFEM/UN WOMEN, National Coordinator Advocates for Public International Law in Uganda; Also, Programme Manager, United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 Project CARE International In Uganda Northern Uganda Project; Associate Director, Center for Conflict Management and Peace Studies, Gulu University. (Seconded by ACORD under an MOU with Gulu University), Magistrate – Judicial Service Commission Uganda, etc)

Selected Publications DR. LINA ZEDRIGA WARU ABUKU

Women’s Access to Land and Property in Uganda; International Conference Transitional Justice in Post Conflict Societies in Africa; Life skills training manual for training most vulnerable and excluded groups in self –confidence; A guide Book on Domestic Violence Marriage and Property Rights; Juvenile Justice in Armed Conflict Situations; Family Size and Law in Uganda; Xenophobia and the Post Conflict Situation in the Republic of South Sudan


FemWise the AU High-Level Peace and Security Architecture; Secretary Ugandan National Committee for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocity (UNCP-GMA), The Global Action Against Mass Atrocities, Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE); Also, the Association of Women Lawyers- Uganda (FIDA-U);

In addition, Uganda Law Society; Uganda Catholic Lawyers Forum; International Civil Society Action Network(ICAN), Women Waging Peace , Network (WWPN); Global Network of Women Peace Builders (GNWP) Africa; African Judicial Network (AJN); Uganda Judicial Officers Association (UJOA); National Association of Women Judges of Uganda NAWJ; International Association of Women Judges IAWJ; Advocates for Public International Law Uganda, etc

Languages: English, Acholi, Lango, Alur, Lugbara, Luganda, Swahili

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