Anne Gathumbi is a project director with the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa and the Public Health Program. She is responsible for the organization’s work to promote legal initiatives to advance the human rights of East Africans living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Gathumbi has more than 13 years experience working on justice and women’s human rights issues in East Africa.
Gathumbi has served as a program officer both with Trocaire’s East Africa Office and with the Legal Resources Foundation (pioneering a community paralegal program). She was a founding member of the Coalition on Violence Against Women, where she helped build a leading civil society network and spearheaded policy reform initiatives on women’s rights issues. Gathumbi graduated from the University of Nairobi Law School and holds a postgraduate diploma in community development.