Tabitha Mpamira, PhD (she/her)
Michigan, USA

Dr. Tabitha Mpamira is a Director at Strategy for Humanity. She is a respected expert, facilitator, and speaker on mental health, sexual and gender-based violence, and survivor resilience. Tabitha brings a long working history directly with survivors to influence the mental healthcare industry, organize community action, and strengthen policy reforms.

Tabitha is also Co-Founder of the Brave Movement to End Childhood Sexual Violence and Founder of Mutera Global Healing (formerly EDJA Foundation). The Brave Movement is a survivor-centered global movement fighting to end child sexual violence and demanding bold and transformative action from global leaders. Mutera provides free medical, legal, and mental health services to survivors of sexual assault in East Africa. Since founding Mutera in 2015, the organization has sparked rapid change in Uganda by supporting hundreds of survivors and bringing perpetrators to justice. In addition, Tabitha is a practicing clinical therapist working with survivors of sexual and gender-based violence.

Tabitha’s work has been widely recognized and vividly depicted by Now This and in the documentary Victors: Singing to the Lions, which has been screened globally including at the United Nations Association – New York City. Tabitha was recognized by Global Citizen in 2018 when she won the People’s Choice Waislitz Award and has been nominate for the Global Young Leaders of the World Economic Forum. She has been invited to speak across the globe; recent examples include her speech at the Vatican about the urgency of working to end sexual violence, Harvard University, and MasterCard Foundation.

Tabitha’s widely viewed TEDx Talk focuses on the transforming or transferring of trauma. Her presentations leverage her years of experience working as a mental health therapist, motivational speaker, activist and consultant.

Tabitha ​holds a doctoral degree in clinical psychology with a specialization in sexual trauma. She has over a decade of practice and service delivery in this field. Tabitha is multi-lingual in English, Kinyarwanda, Luganda, and Rukiga, and has understanding but not fluency in Swahili.