Cori Arudi Laura

Associate Consultant

Research and Development

Professional Bio

The ultimate end of all revolutionary social change is to establish the sanctity of human life, the dignity of man, the right of every human being to liberty and well-being.’ Emma Goldman – Writer

Arudi is a social-psychologist whose passion lies on advancing the rights of marginalised persons through advocacy, research, strategic project design and implementation. Arudi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and psychology from Kenyatta University. She also holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy- Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa from the University of Pretoria.

Her research uses a multidisciplinary methodology to conceptualise the social-legal contextual factors that influence the status quo within gender and sexuality in Africa. She also uses vast forms of digital dissemination tool to invoke conversations, facilitate trainings that work towards mitigating social injustices. Arudi is currently developing and implementing programs that seek to realise the adopted Resolution 275 by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. The programs seek to increase the capacity of African National Human Rights Institutions in responding to human rights violations faced by sexual and gender minorities within their jurisdiction.

Arudi is apt in utilising multifaceted tactics in: research, advocacy, project design and implementation, trainings and facilitation; that invoke positive change in perception of structural, social and legal frameworks.


  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa, University of Pretoria.
  • Bachelor of Humanities and Social Sciences (Sociology and Psychology), Kenyatta University

2020 Reading List

  1. The Ten Types of HumansDexter Dias
  2. The Ones with PurposeNozizwe Cynthia Jele
  3. InfidelAyaan Hirsi Ali