Introducing myself and my journal

Agnes Igoye
Posted August 8, 2013 from Uganda

Agnes Igoye has served Sixteen years in the Government of Uganda’s Ministry of Internal Affairs, represents the Ministry in various national, regional and intergovernmental committees involved with Migration, peace and security and is the Training Manager at the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control. She has provided her expertise to various local and International organizations including U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, U.N. Development Program, and the International Organization for Migration. Agnes is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative, with a commitment of action to counter human trafficking. She rehabilitates survivors, trains law enforcement and is a member of the Uganda National taskforce to counter human trafficking. Agnes is the founder of Huts For Peace, where women who have suffered torture and gender based violence during the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency are rebuilding their communities.

Agnes is a 2010/11 Hubert Humphrey Fellow (University of Minnesota), a certified human trafficking investigator from the Not For Sale academy San Francisco, and received a Global Development and Social Justice Certification with a special session with President Jimmy Carter at Emory University. She studied Forced Migration at the University of Oxford UK and Human trafficking-populations and Profiles in Israel.


2014: Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals-University of Minnesota

2014: Recognized as an outstanding Fulbright Alumni for her achievements in the field of social entrepreneurship by the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program and the Institute of International Education (IIE) Board (

2014: Honored to participate in the Fulbright Effect: How do we shape the future of Public diplomacy and global education? (

2014: Recognized as one of 30 Women leaders in Uganda who have created impact in their communities Nationally and Regionally by CEDA International and the African Women Development Fund (AWDF)

2013: Named one of the 50 emerging Global Women leaders by the Women in Public Service Project (launched by Secretary Hillary Clinton in 2011)

2013: Selected to pay tribute to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when she received the 2013 prestigious Liberty Medal.

2012: Inspirational woman of Uganda award from CEDA International for Anti Human Trafficking Work and Youth Empowerment

2011: Recognized and featured in The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board 2010-2011 Annual Report to US Senate.

2011: Outstanding Clinton Global Initiative (CGI U) commitment to action rehabilitating victims of human trafficking, raising awareness and training law enforcement


Profile on Ugandan National Newspaper.

My Passions: Ending Human trafficking, Education of vulnerable children, building communities affected by conflict, Youth & women empowerment, travel

My Challenges: Accessing adequate resources to tackle the global challenges Am passionate about

My Vision for the Future: A human trafficking free world where even the most vulnerable in society are empowered to live free, in peace and dignity

My Areas of Expertise: Human trafficking, Migration, Youth mentoring and empowerment, Peace and security.

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  • Olutosin
    Aug 08, 2013
    Aug 08, 2013

    This is our community where we raise our voices for change especially on issues concerning women and children.

    Please contribute to your journal and comment on other users journal too. Worldpulse is full of resources, opportunities and people who are changing the world, comment and connect, this is the ideal place.

    Welcome once again.

  • Agnes Igoye
    Aug 08, 2013
    Aug 08, 2013

    Thank you for the welcome Olutosin, you have made me feel at home! Honored to connect with such amazing people in here, making a difference all over the world! Thank you for the great work you do to liberate women and children in your community!

  • Fatima Waziri - Azi
    Aug 12, 2013
    Aug 12, 2013

    Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

    It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community. Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!


  • Agnes Igoye
    Aug 14, 2013
    Aug 14, 2013

    Thank you Fatima for the welcome and so nice to meet you here!

  • Agnes Igoye
    Aug 14, 2013
    Aug 14, 2013

    Today August 14, 2013, I was hosted on Top Television in Uganda together with the Chair of the Uganda Anti trafficking task force. I spoke about human trafficking. Uganda is a source, transit and destination Country for Human trafficking and manifestations of human trafficking in Uganda include: forced labor, sex trafficking, organs trafficking, servitude, child sacrifice, child marriages and the use of children in armed conflict. The women and children are the most affected!

    It was a great opportunity to discuss all these issues and engage with the public. I remain committed to the cause to end human trafficking and proud to be part of the movement which has boldly resolved that NO ONE SHOULD BE FOR SALE!

    Agnes Igoye, Uganda