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Anchinesh Shiferaw


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Anchinesh is a lecturer at the Center for Human Rights, Addis Ababa University. She co-taught ‘International Human Rights Law‘ to MA students and published various researches focusing on the human rights of vulnerable groups. She served as MA program coordinator for two years. She also has been serving as technical advisor in the Organization for Africa First Ladies Against HIV and AIDS (OAFLA) since May 2013.

Before this, she had been working at Ethiopian Human Rights Commission and was responsible to produce human rights monitoring reports and advise the government on various issues. At Ethiopian Human Rights Commission, she participated in drafting Ethiopia’s human rights status report, prisoners’ human rights report and organized various workshops on implementation and follow up of UPR and treaty bodies recommendations to Ethiopia. She presented papers on workshops and panel discussions on the issue of violence against women. At the earliest stage of her professional life, she worked as a lecturer at Jimma University for three year.

Anchinesh holds Masters of Laws degree in Human Rights and Democratization in Africa from University of Pretoria, South Africa and Bachelor of Law degree from the Faculty of law of Addis Ababa University. Anchinesh will be working as part-time Researcher for ILPI office in Addis Ababa.

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