Berry Didier Nibogora works at the African Men for Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR) as the Law and Human Rights Advocacy Manager. Being a unique continental voice on HIV, and human rights for MSM & LGBT communities, AMSHeR offers a platform for exchange, capacity strengthening and advocacy. Berry’s work includes supporting human rights organisations to document and respond to human rights violations and undertake evidence-based advocacy and home-grown strategies that speak to the lived realities of MSM/LGBT persons in Africa. Through HIV and human rights lens, Berry’s work advances non-discrimination and inclusion of key populations, particulary MSM, lesbians, gay men, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) groups in programmes and strategies in health, human rights and development at local, regional and global levels. He is based at AMSHer’s Senegal regional office, but works and provides support across the region.
A Human Rights Lawyer with 10 years’ experience of activism, Berry previous work included designing and implementing advocacy and training curriculum, providing legal aid and conflict resolution through mediation for refugees, IDPs and the youth in Burundi, Rwanda and DR Congo. Before joining AMSHeR, Berry was a lecturer of law at University of Burundi and other universities in Bujumbura. He holds an LLB in Law from University of Burundi and a Master’s degree (LL.M) in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa from the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria’s Centre for Human Rights.
COUNTRY: SENEGAL and SOUTH AFRICA