Rosebell is a writer, campaigner, award-winning blogger, pan-African feminist and multimedia communications strategist. I am the current curator & editor of AfricanFeminism.com. She has expertise in human rights, gender, peace and conflict issues. My writing appears in international media like The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Quartz etc. I was honored with the Anna Guèye 2018 award for her advocacy for digital democracy, justice and equality by Africtivistes, a network of African activists. The World Economic Forum recognized me as one of the Young Global Leaders under the age of 40 in 2013 for my advocacy on social justice issues. In 2012 I was named as one of Foreign Policy Magazine’s “100 women to follow on Twitter”.
In 2018 I published a book chapter on young feminist voices in Uganda.
I have worked as the Africa communications officer for Women’s Link Worldwide, an international organization which uses strategic litigation to bring about social change for women and girls. She covered Eastern African and African human rights mechanisms, laid strategies for communicating issues ranging from sexual violence, human trafficking, sexual and reproductive rights and discrimination.
In the past I held the position of Social Media Manager for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and worked for Ugandan media.
The World Economic Forum recognized me among Young Global Leaders under 40 for 2013. My blog won the Waxal – Blogging Africa Awards, first African journalist blogging awards hosted by Panos Institute of West Africa in 2009. My reporting on peace and security was recognised at the 2008 Ugandan Investigative Journalism Awards hosted by Makerere University Department of Mass Communication.
I studied Mass Communication at Makerere University, Non-violent conflict at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University and hold a Masters in Media, Peace and Conflict studies from the United Nations mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. I have lived in Ethiopia, Costa Rica and Switzerland.