Adwoa has an extensive human rights experience not only on Gender and Women’s Rights but also on a broader angle of Human Rights in Peace and Security, including in the context of UN/AU Hybrid Missions. Adwoa has worked with the United Nations in various positions at headquarters and in the field.
Prior to joining OHCHR regional office in Addis Ababa, Adwoa served as an Adviser on human rights of women focusing specifically on violence against women, conflict related sexual violence, harmful gender stereotyping, harmful practices including child and forced marriage, violence against girls in schools, and violence against women in detention.
Prior to joining OHCHR, Adwoa was in Afghanistan where she worked on strengthening the capacity of the Afghan Bar Association and on women and Peacebuilding. She previously worked as the Special Assistant to the UN-AU Joint Special Representative to Darfur, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, and as a Child Protection Advisor, an Analyst and Researcher with UNAMID, the African Union and the ground breaking NGO, Sudan Organisation against Torture.
Adwoa has also worked in Nigeria to support research, policy work, partnerships and advocacy in integrating human rights within the work of the UN country team. Adwoa has advocacy skills and in-depth knowledge of international human rights law particularly on marginalized groups and related jurisprudence.