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Christine is an advocate of the High Court of Uganda with a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Makerere University and a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre, Kampala.

She is a practicing advocate with a great interest in commercial and family law and well skilled in addressing conflicts not only by way of litigation but also by drawing parties together to a negotiation board and counseling.

She is an active member of the Uganda Law Society as well as the East African Law Society and a passionate human rights activist often exhibiting her interest and energy in promoting and protecting the rights of vulnerable persons and persons at risk both at grass root levels as well as in the urban settings.

She carries a wide experience in executing human rights projects with various organizations especially on advocacy, capacity building, awareness creation, conflict resolution and conflict mitigation.

She has served as Legal Advisor for Kawempe Home Care (KHC), an organization that stepped in to mitigate the effect and impact of HIV/AIDS, Cancer and Tuberculosis in the local community of Kawempe Division and is now expanding to make a national impact.

She has been and is still a consultant with Uganda Network on Law, Ethics and HIV/AIDS (UGANET), defending the rights of persons living with as well as those affected by HIV/AIDS.

In conjunction with Africa Wildlife Foundation, she worked as the lead consultant in organizing different communities in northern Uganda mainly in the Karamoja region to form a corporate body to work together with the national authorities, mainly Uganda

Wildlife Authority in mitigating human-wildlife conflict in a bid to protect wildlife for the benefit of the local communities and the nation at large.

She has also served in various Boards and currently is the Board Secretary for Uganda NCD Alliance (UNCDA) and also Board Secretary of Uganda Cancer Society (UCS). Previously, she served in her capacity as a lawyer in the Uganda Land Alliance (ULA) as the Legal Advisor-Board Affairs.

She has also been involved in reviewing various laws and policies for instance; in a bid to strengthen the child protection policy, was tasked under Uganda Child Rights NGO Network (UCRNN) in conjunction with ANPPCAN to review the witch craft Act and tabled recommendations to Parliament to avert the rising crisis of child sacrifice in Uganda.

While working with UCRNN, she was also influential in mobilizing and rallying the telecom companies as well as other child rights actors such as UNICEF, World Vision- Uganda, African Network for the Prevention and Protection Against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN), Child-Fund, and Compassion International, to support the idea of establishing a national child helpline which is now an active program run by Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development.

Still under (UCRNN) she was involved in collecting information from various child rights actors to feed the alternative reports on the status of children’s rights in Uganda presented to different international committees such as the East African Community, the African Committee on the Rights of a child and the UN Committee on the rights of a child.

She has worked as a consultant with Community shelters Uganda in Partnership with Action Africa Help-Uganda (AAH-U) to settle disputes between forced immigrants in refugee settlements and the host communities.

She has also worked with other Civil Society Organizations such as Uganda Land Alliance, FIDA-U, Avocats sans Frontiers, in creating awareness on the property rights of women and other vulnerable persons, as well as sensitizing communities on the dangers of child and human trafficking.

She is an effective trainer and analyst that is able to translate laws to address the legal gaps faced by different communities as well as individuals.

Counsel Christine Adong

Secretary

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