Tatra Musheshe Executive Director
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Tatra is a Uganda Lawyer living in the USA. She volunteered at the URDT Community Radio in 2000 and AFPF since 2019. She is now the Executive Director. Having experienced both worlds is relatable and helps her serve the rural communites in Uganda better.
Tatra is a lawyer and a human rights activist. She recently earned her Master of Laws (LLM) at Northeastern University, in Boston, MA. While in the USA, Tatra has volunteered for the Volunteers Lawyers Project assisting domestic violence victims, and with MetroWest Jewish Family Services assisting families to find affordable housing. As a winning scholar to attend the University of Washington School of Law’s IP Institute in Seattle, USA, Tatra represented Africa to brainstorm intellectual property issues with esteemed legal professionals worldwide.
Driven by a passion for change, Tatra has continued to devise her work in reaching that goal. She served as a volunteer for Kagadi-Kibaale Community Radio (2009) at URDT, hosting the girl-child education programs. Tatra has always looked forward to returning to the Institute to promote its vision of girl-child education. She looks forward to bringing her lawyering, mediation, advocacy, and administrative skills to AFPF to advocate for personalized economic and sustainable development in rural Uganda – an interest close to her heart.
She subsequently co-founded the first institute – the Intellectual Property Rights Institute (IPRI-AFRICA) to promote specialization in law and human rights where she was appointed to draft the National Committee Mandate on Genocide together with George Mason University, the UN, and the Uganda Government.
Tatra has a bachelor's Degree in Law from Makerere University, Uganda, and successfully passed the Bar in Uganda that qualifies her as a Ugandan Attorney.
As a publisher:
She has supported higher education programs in Uganda, by publishing law books for Postgraduate law graduates at LDC and Makerere Pre-entry exam books.
As a team leader that led the team to the war-torn area terrorized by rebel Kony in Northern Uganda in collaboration with NUREP and the Prime Minister's office-Uganda, I witnessed atrocities and a violation of human rights to girls and young women. They were defiled, raped, infected with HIV, and those who tried to escape had their limbs, ears, and lips mutilated. Being able to conduct workshops for both the public and private sector in Northern Uganda, devising strategy on how to resettle women and children, I am proud to say that our case study regions were successfully resettled in IDP camps to restore peace and ensure the basic human rights of the people are restored. My whole existence has been to make those who suffer worthwhile and AFPF is part of that quest.