Hussienatou Manjang

My name is Hussienatou Manjang. I am from The Gambia and a 23-year-old. I have schooled and lived in 10 countries, which necessitated moving 13 times across different countries. I hold a bachelor's degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of Kent. I graduated in 2020, during the first wave of Covid-19 and lockdowns, which contributed to my decision to move back home to The Gambia. A few months after moving back, I commenced an internship at the African Commission on Human and Peoples' rights, which strengthened my purpose to pursue a career in human rights. I am very passionate about improving access to education in The Gambia, which is another reason why I am pursuing this Master's programme. My expectations of the HRDA programme are that it will further my knowledge of human rights on the continent and internationally, strengthen my writing and public speaking skills, and enable me to meet people from all over Africa.


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