HRDA Alumni News


    On 8 December 2019, following an Alumni Symposium held at the University of Pretoria's Future Africa Campus, the Centre for

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    This publication commemorates 18 years of the Master’s programme in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa (HRDA). It gives a

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  • On 9 December 2011, the Alumni Association welcomes 30 new members who will be awarded the LLM in Human Rights

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  • Issues of the Alumni Newsletter provide more comprehensive reports on various engagements of alumni in the field. Righting Wrongs: Alumni Newsletter

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  • The Centre for Human Rights has learned with alarm of the arrest and continued detention of a prominent Swazi human

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oluwaseyitan soademi 

Country / Where did you grow up:
Banjul, The Gambia

Academic qualifications:
LLB University of the Gambia
BL (Nigerian law school) Nigerial

I have worked as an advocate for women and girls' empowerment by being a facilitator in Girls for Girls emancipation (GEM) an organization I co-found with a team of inspiring young women from five west African countries. In the Gambia I worked with many women rights focused organizations in the area of facilitating and organizing conferences and workshops for them. These organizations include Soropmtimist International, Conscience International and Better Africa Youth Initiative. In 2016 I did a nine months internship with the special mechanism for women's rights of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights in Banjul, The Gambia.

Academic fields of interest:
Women's rights, children's rights, policing and human rights and international public law

Position prior to the programme:
Student at the Nigerian law school



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