Rest in Peace: Hope Turyasingura

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The Feminist and Women’s Rights community in Uganda deeply mourns the passing of one of our fiercest activists, Hope Turyasingura. Hope, who was the chairperson of the Centre for Domestic Violence Prevention for many years before becoming a consultant, was also a member of a number of women’s organisations in Uganda, including Action for Development […]

The Feminist and Women’s Rights community in Uganda deeply mourns the
passing of one of our fiercest activists, Hope Turyasingura.

Hope, who was the chairperson of the Centre for Domestic Violence
Prevention for many years before becoming a consultant, was also a
member of a number of women’s organisations in Uganda, including
Action for Development (ACFODE) and Forum for Women in Democracy
(FOWODE).

Hope trained hundreds of women and men all over the country on issues
of gender based violence and feminist leadership. I myself was
privileged to travel with her and sit in on some of the workshops she
facilitated on violence, feminism, and effective political leadership
for women. She illustrated difficult concepts with examples she
herself had seen; women and girls whose stories she heard and told,
making these issues real to her audience. You could tell she felt
deeply for the troubles of women. But she laughed often and when she
did her whole body shook. She managed to maintain that sense of humour
even as she fought cancer over the past year. We have lost a sister, a
friend and one of the staunchest defenders of women in Uganda. She
leaves behind her twin daughters.

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Hope Turyasingura

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By: Kampire Bahana

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