Sandra Kwikiriza - Executive Director
Sandra Kwikiriza is the founder of HER Internet, and is currently our Executive Director. She is a queer feminist who has over 6 years of experience in human rights advocacy and activism, specifically focusing on LGBTQ and womxn’s rights. She is a digital security trainer and also holds certificates in Campaign training, Media and Documentation and leadership certificates directly related to her activism for LGBTQ rights and has attended the African Womxn Leaders’ Institute.
She spearheaded the research program at Fem Alliance Uganda, starting with research on Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) within same sex relationships with focus on Lesbians, Bisexual and Queer womxn, Transgender men and womxn sleeping with womxn (LBTQ/WSW). She has consulted with organisations doing mainstream work on Domestic Violence (Center for Domestic Violence Prevention and Raising Voices) to develop a training curriculum and then proceeded to facilitate these sessions in the four regions of Uganda.
She is a member of the Womxn for Global Fund network and one of the four womxn from this network who wrote a statement to the Global Fund on Gender Transformative programming on HIV, TB and Malaria. This statement changed the way that the Global Fund awards catalytic funding on the continent that is focused on populations of minority womxn more.
She has facilitated Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer (LBQ) womxn focus discussion groups in Uganda under a research project carried out by UHAI-EASHRI on gender-based violence among the LBQ womxn, Transgender and Female sex worker communities in the East African region.
Sandra sits on the coordinating team of the LBQ movement in Uganda whose goal is to increase LBQ visibility in the general LGBTQ community; as well as in the womxn’s and feminist movements in Uganda and in the region.
Kettie Kahume - Finance Director/Administration Officer
As a Finance Director at HER Internet, Miss Kettie Kahume brings five years of experience in the field, with responsibilities spanning from audit, tax and financial reporting. She prepares all the accounting work for HER Internet, oversees grant management analysis and plays a lead role in the preparation of audited financial statements, tax returns and grant related reports and schedules to support financial reports to the board.
While at Destiny Consultants Limited, Kettie prepared monthly closing and various reports for clients in compliance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS’s), the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP’s); and prepared quarterly and annual financial statements with high client satisfaction. She is highly skilled at data entry and analysis using a myriad of accounting software.
Kettie holds a degree in Business Administration majoring in accounting from St. Lawrence University, is a CPA 2, and has certificates in digital security and International and African legal framework on freedom of expression access to information and the safety of journalists.
She enjoys focusing on topics of womxn development and has a strong passion for womxn empowerment.
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