Kimberly BrownUChicago Obama Scholars 2018-2019
Since her move to Kenya after law school, she has helped spearhead legal and policy reforms in the region related to legal aid, gender equality, access to justice, criminal justice, children’s rights, and commercial justice. Most recently she served as a Program Manager - Access to Justice and Gender Reforms, with the International Development Law Organization in Nairobi, managing the development of programmatic interventions towards implementation of the 2010 Constitution of Kenya. Her work has helped to establish the necessary foundational legal and policy frameworks with tremendous impact on judicial reforms. Prior to that, she worked with Equality Now’s Africa Office on justice for adolescent girls in the region, including institutional strengthening efforts with state actors, and strategic litigation in furtherance of the Maputo Protocol and international human rights.