Health Rights Lawyer; CEO, Women's Probono Initiative
Primah Kwagala is a human rights lawyer and CEO of the Women’s Probono Initiative, an organization she founded to offer free legal services to indigent Ugandan women and girls whose rights are being violated. She has handled cases involving illegal detentions in health facilities, access to emergency obstetric care and to free vital medicines, and more. Previously, Kwagala was program manager of strategic litigation and a policy and advocacy manager for the Center for Health, Human Rights, and Development, which honored her in 2014 and 2018 as an Outstanding Health and Human Rights Lawyer. She was a 2012 Advocacy Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University.