Star Rugori

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Star is the Executive Director of Mouvement pour les Libertes Individuelles (MOLI), which uses evidence-based advocacy to advance the rights of marginalized people in African society through advocacy, documentation, research and capacity building with stakeholders in human rights. Since 2011, their regional capacity building program has recruited more than 50 emerging LGBT activists in Francophone Central and Eastern Africa for trainings related to human rights and sexual orientation and gender identity-related documentation. MOLI has also worked on initiatives to train health care providers to integrate the specific health needs of men who have sex with men at public and private health facilities. MOLI has collaborated with organizations working on HIV and has facilitated conversations for sexual minorities to participate effectively in advocacy and key meetings with stakeholders. MOLI recently completed building a network among other Francophone Central African countries via a project entitled "Francophone LGBT Advocates Initiative," which has secured funding to train 45 emerging human rights activists in the region.

Star is an alumnus of the Sexual Leadership and Development Fellowship hosted by the Africa Regional Sexuality Resource Centre based in Lagos, Nigeria. He is also Co-Chair of Pan Africa International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association. Star holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Economics from the University of Burundi.

Star Rugori
Star Rugori
HRAP, 2017