first joined the Center in 2012 as an intern and then worked as a consultant
before becoming a Legal Fellow in 2013. Over that time, she has drafted shadow
letters on Tanzania and Kenya, comments on Kenya’s draft Patients’ Charter, and
a submission on “Access to medicine in the context of the right to health” to
the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health. She also played a key role in
our East Africa Reproductive Rights litigation workshop.
to her work at the Center, Selome worked as a Gender Program Officer with
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Addis Ababa. She was also a
researcher for the Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association and a volunteer at
African Services Committee (NY). Her work in those capacities mainly focused on
program management, research, and advocacy on issues of gender equality,
gender-based violence, and harmful traditional practices.
grew up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where she earned an LLB from Addis Ababa
University. She received her LLM in International Law and Justice magna cum laude from Fordham Law School
and a masters in gender studies from Addis Ababa University. She speaks Amharic.