Orquidea Massarongo Jona

  Lawyer and University Lecturer, Eduardo Mondlane University

PhD candidate in Human Rights at the University of Ghent (Belgium) in the area of Women's Human Rights and Labour Relations (African perspective). She has a master’s in international Trade Law from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa (2003).

She is Director of the Human Rights Programme/master’s degree in human Rights (Faculty of Law, Eduardo Mondlane University). She is a researcher with an interest in human rights in Africa, in particular women's rights, human rights and business, the right to health, access to information and the rights of people with disabilities.

She is currently a member of the National Bioethics Committee for Health (CNBSMozambique). She was Vice-President of the National Council of the Mozambican Bar Association (2020-2023).

She is a member of the African Universities Network of the Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa Programme (HRDA) in partnership with the University of Pretoria (South Africa) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) since 2021. She is a member of ALDIS - Lusophone Association of Health Law (Coimbra). Since 2016, she has collaborated with the Ius Gentium Conimbrigae (IGC) - Human Rights Centre, University of Coimbra in the Postgraduate Programme in Human Rights and since 2021 with POSCOHR - Observatory of Human Rights (Portuguese Speaking Countries Observatory of Human Rights) in the Postgraduate Programme in Human Rights, Health and Justice.

She is the coordinator (Organizer) of the Human Rights Journal published by the Human Rights Centre at UEM. She is also a member of the Association of International Energy Negotiators (AIEN) formerly known as AIPN and was recently appointed as a member of the Advisory Board of the Human Rights Centre of the Faculty of Law (University of Pretoria), South Africa.


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