Cleopatra Kambugu

Director of Programs
UHAI EASHRI-The East African Sexual Health Rights Initiative

Cleopatra is a Ugandan transgender activist known for her historic achievement as the first Ugandan transgender woman to receive a gender-affirming national ID in 2021. She is currently the Director of Programs at UHAI EASHRI, an activist fund supporting LGBT and sex worker movements in seven East African countries. She also contributes to international forums and sits on multiple boards, including the International Trans Fund. Cleopatra has an academic credentials in Molecular Biology and Genetics. Her life and advocacy are highlighted in the Netflix documentary, The Pearl of Africa.

Event Schedule

20 July 2023
Start Time End Time Session Description Action
10:00 am EEST 11:30 am EEST Growing Feminist Movements: Overcoming Challenges and Fostering Connections
KCC Auditorium

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Director of Programs

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Kigali Convention Center - KG 2 Roundabout, Kigali, Rwanda