Mugisha Merveille

Merveille Mugisha | Bujumbura, Burundi

 Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from Université du Lac Tanganyika, Burundi

Previous experience

During her university studies, Merveille represented the university in national and regional moot court competitions in International Humanitarian Law. After graduating, Merveille first worked for a local NGO involved in the fight against human trafficking and other violations, particularly against children under 18.

Two years later, Merveille joined the Lutheran World Federation - an international organization based in Geneva, Switzerland - as an advocacy officer for the "Gender Justice" project, which aims to empower women to defend and exercise their rights in an unfavorable context of deep-rooted prejudice and discrimination.

Academic fields of interest:

  • Human Rights
  • Gender equality
  • Democracy
  • International Humanitarian Law

Position prior to the programme

Advocacy Officer for Gender Justice at the Lutheran World Federation, Burundi



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