Anna Ninsiima

Anna Ninsiima is a part-time lecturer at the School of Women and Gender Studies of Makerere University, Uganda and a third-year PhD student with the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Belgium. Anna’s research interest is in the area of gender, sexuality and reproductive health. She completed her Master’s Degree in Gender and Development at Bergen University (Norway) with a thesis on gender and governance. Her PhD study is entitled “An Enabling Environment for Sexuality Education to Deliver Healthy Outcomes: Analysis of Policy and Gender Norms in Uganda. She recently published “Girls Have More Challenges; They Need to Be Locked Up”: A Qualitative Study of Gender Norms and the Sexuality of Young Adolescents in Uganda. Her interest is in getting sexuality education policies implemented and institutionalized in schools with commitment from governments. She argues that gender sensitive policy and legal support is critical for any meaningful sexuality education programme.