Awa Gai HRDA 

Awa Gai | The Gambia 

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of The Gambia.

Previous experience


  • Bar Professional Training Course (acquired a Barrister-at-Law Certificate from The Gambia Law School).
  • Intellectual Property Course (acquired a Certificate of distinction in Intellectual Property from the World Intellectual Property Organisation - WIPO).


  • Girl Centered Incubator Fellow at She's the First, an international Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) that fights for a world where girls are educated, respected and heard.
  • Founder, She Awards Gambia, an initiative with key focus on celebrating Gambian women and inspiring girls.
  • Contributor, Law Hub Gambia, an independent legal information institution, contributing to the promotion of rule of law, human rights, constitutionalism and good governance in The Gambia. 
  • Programmes Officer at Safe Hands for Girls, a survivor-led NGO that advocates against female genital mutilation and other forms of violence perpetrated against women and girls.

Academic fields of interest

  • Women's human rights,
  • Social justice and human rights advocacy

Position prior to the programme

Pupil State Counsel at the Attorney General’s Chambers & Ministry of Justice in The Gambia



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