【EP6】Careers in International Development & Humanitarianism - A Female Perspective with Kate Kiama
Updated: Mar 6, 2022
The RE: Project has partnered with the WIAN | The Women in International Affairs Network to create an #interview series about the career experience of remarkable women from the international development and humanitarian sector. They will be sharing their experience about the obstacles they faced, how they overcame them, and advice for other women embarking on a similar path.
Through this podcast series, we want to highlight the experiences of women from a variety of ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and how their careers could be better supported.
Our final episode features Catherine (Kate) Kiama. Born a feminist, Kate is passionate about the law and addressing #socialinjustices affecting women and adolescent girls globally. Holding a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of London, she is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. Currently, Kate is the Director of Program at She's the First (https://shesthefirst.org). Previously, she has worked as a Lawyer and Program Associate at the Aids Law Project, undertook her articles at TripleOKlaw LLP, and served as a grant manager at the Nike Foundation supporting the Girl Effect Movement.
Tune in to Kate as she discusses the creation and meaning behind She's the First, the #challenges of #gender norms and communal norms as a female in Kenya, and the fight against prejudiced #identity and #perspective. 📻
Thank you, Kate for sharing these insights! If you have any questions for Kate feel free to leave a comment!
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