- Sexual Rights: Network Coordinator
Susan Mirembe Nalunkuma is a Ugandan lawyer, legal scholar and activist with an interest in gender and sexuality law, and constitutional law. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Makerere University, a diploma in legal practice from the Law Development Centre (Dip. LP), and a Master of Laws (LLM) from Harvard Law School. Susan joined ISLA in 2016 as the Sexual Rights Network Coordinator where she works with social movements and lawyers to develop a shared vision and strategy for advancing sexual rights and responding to violations of sexual rights using the courts.
Susan started her professional career as a consulting partner at Development Law Associates where she provided legal advice to international and local companies. She later joined Chapter Four Uganda as the Head of Policy and Research where she conducted research on policies and legislation that affect civil liberties, identified and provided legal services on strategic cases to advance civil liberties, and engaged with national, regional and international human rights systems. Susan also served as a lecturer on law at Cavendish University Uganda, teaching business law, international and domestic human rights.
Susan has written on the ‘Inclusion of third gender individuals in Uganda’s legal system’ and also on ‘The use of strategic litigation as an advocacy tool for lesbian and gay rights in Africa’. She has made presentations on ‘Intimate partner violence among women who have sex with women in Kampala’ at the fourth Changing Faces, Changing Spaces conference in Naivasha, and a presentation on ‘Probono work in Uganda’ during the Harvard Law School Probono week in 2015. She is also plays pro-basketball for the Mukono-based JKL Lady Dolphins in the National Basketball League in Uganda.