Mirriam Nthenge, Advocacy Adviser for Africa
Mirriam joined the Center in August 2017 and is responsible for advocacy with regional and international human rights bodies including the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights, UN treaty bodies and the Special procedures. She also supports national initiatives in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and Nigeria.
Prior to joining the Centre, Mirriam worked at Kenya Dialogues Project at the Society for International Development where is she authored policy briefs and managed research on the constitutional promise of integrity, organized feminist dialogues on ‘organizing for change at the grassroots’ and supported policy advocacy through social media specifically on Tweeter. Mirriam was also a contributing researcher to the Women Human Rights Institute-Toronto contribution to the UN Working Group on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (UNWGDAW's) “compendium of good practices in the elimination of discrimination against women.” She has previously worked with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities contributing to the writing and dissemination of thematic report on right to participate in decision making processes and right to support services.
Mirriam holds a Master of Law in International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy from National University of Ireland and a Bachelor of Arts, Communication and Sociology from University of Nairobi.