Anita heads the Access to Justice Programme. She has over 6 years’ experience in the human rights and governance sectors. She has a passion for women and girl child rights, specifically using international and national human rights law in advancing women’s rights. She has worked in various capacities in women’s rights organizations in Kenya as a Programme Coordinator and Senior Programme Officer, designing programmes for women’s access to justice and conducting trainings for women in marginalized areas of Kenya on sexual and gender-based violence, as well as leading efforts towards girl child education and empowerment. She has conducted research for both the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission of Kenya and the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Anita is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya. She holds a Master’s degree in Public International Law from Queen Mary University of London and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Moi University in Kenya. She received Advanced Human Rights training on Social Economic Rights Litigation both in Kenya and at the University of Pretoria and is a fluent French speaker. She is also member of FIDA Kenya and the Law Society of Kenya Gender Committee.