Senior Regional Director for Africa | Center for Reproductive Rights
Ms. Evelyne Opondo is the Center for Reproductive Rights’ Senior Regional Director for Africa, where she manages the Center’s Africa program, working in six priority African countries and at the Africa regional level with the regional human rights mechanisms. Prior to joining the Center, she worked on reproductive health and rights in Africa, serving as the Regional Policy Associate for Ipas. She previously worked for six years for the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Kenya, a pioneer women right’s organization, where she held positions of progressively increasing responsibility, leaving the organization as a Senior Program Officer in 2010. Evelyne has also formerly worked as a State Law Officer in the Office of the Attorney General of Kenya. She has over 19 years of experience in women rights advocacy with specific interest in reproductive rights. Her key competencies include policy advocacy, project strategy development and strategic litigation. She holds an MA degree in Gender and Development from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Pune University.