Afia Asantewaa Asare-Kyei
She is a Ghanaian human rights lawyer and Program Manager at the Open Society Initiative for West Africa, where she is said to focus on human rights, women’s rights, criminal justice, access to information, and media freedom issues.
Previously worked at Save the Children and the U.S. Agency for International Development, Asare-Kyei, who holds both Ghanaian and South African citizenship has extensive experience in strategy development, program design, grant management, research, and stakeholder engagement in Southern, Western and Central Africa.
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She has a varied background in supporting and developing transformational social programs and advocacy strategies through the provision of technical advice and input into policy and programming of civil society organizations on issues like access to information, freedom of expression, human rights and substantive justice, especially as they relate to the inclusion, equality of opportunity and empowerment of vulnerable and under-represented groups such as women, children, persons with disabilities and LGBTIQs.