Kwagala wins European Union Human Rights award 2022

By Yudaya Nangonzi — A human rights lawyer and executive director of the Women’s Probono Initiative, PRIMAH KWAGALA, 34, is the 2022 winner of the European Union Human Rights Defenders’ award. The award is given annually by the EU member states and the Embassy of Norway to recognize an outstanding contribution by a human rights …

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