Waging Justice for Women Fellow
Henrietta Ekefre is a Nigerian lawyer who is serving her fellowship with The Legal Resources Centre-Ghana. Henrietta’s legal practice has focused on women’s rights, the rule of law, and the implementation of African human rights decisions at the domestic level. She has worked with the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights; Kenyan National Human Rights Commission; Pan-African Parliament; and the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria [CHR]. Henrietta has played pivotal roles in various projects, including her tenure as Co-coordinator of the Litigation and Implementation Unit at CHR, where she drafted and supervised the preparation of briefs submitted to the African Commission, African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. She mentored girls and young women through Girl Ignite Africa, South Africa, and volunteered with Amnesty International’s Digital Verification Corps. She currently serves on the editorial committee of the African Human Rights Yearbook. Henrietta holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of The Gambia, and a Master of Laws (LLM) in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa from the University of Pretoria.
Henrietta’s legal practice has focused on women’s rights, the rule of law, and the implementation of African human rights decisions at the domestic level.