Faridah Mwanje Luyiga (Advocate, Uganda)
Faridah Luyiga Mwanje is the Regional Communications Advisor at White Ribbon Alliance, based in Kampala – Uganda. She has an extensive background in journalism and mass communications that helps her hone the organization’s messages on women, children and adolescent health. Ms. Luyiga has coordinated and organized Citizens’ Hearings on accountability for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) at various levels, under the theme: Citizen-led Accountability is Key in the Post 2015 Health Agenda. She handed UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon a letter of recommendations from citizens around the world for the updated Global Strategy on Women’s, Children’s & Adolescent’s Health. Prior to her current role, Ms Luyiga was Communications Manager – White Ribbon Alliance and Communications Officer – White Ribbon Alliance Uganda. Prior to White Ribbon Alliance, Ms. Luyiga was an independent media consultant where she managed media and public relations for various organizations and companies. She also spent time as a journalist with the Daily Monitor where she was a reporter and later editor. Faridah has a Bachelor of Mass Communication degree and a Master of Business of Administration from Makerere University, where she also served as Fellow with the MakSPH-CDC HIV/AIDS Fellowship Programme at the School of Public Health. As a fellow, Faridah was hosted by Communication for Development Foundation Uganda where she was the to-go-to person on communication-related matters.