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Meet Rashida Manjoo, Special Rapporteur on VAW

sr_vaw_highresolutionMs. Rashida Manjoo (South Africa) was appointed as UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences for an initial period of three years by the United Nations Human Rights Council in June 2009 and commenced her functions in August 2009.

Rashida Manjoo holds a part-time post as a Professor in the Department of Public Law of the University of Cape Town. She is the former Parliamentary commissioner of the Commission on Gender Equality (CGE) in South Africa, a constitutional body mandated to oversee the promotion and protection of gender equality. Prior to being appointed to the CGE she was involved in social context training for judges and lawyers, where she has designed both content and methodology during her time at the Law, Race, and Gender Research Unit, University of Cape Town and at the University of Natal, Durban.

She has held numerous visiting professorships including most recently at the University of Virginia, in the United States. She served as the Des Lee Distinguished Visiting Professor at Webster University, USA where she taught courses in human rights, with a particular focus on women's human rights and transitional justice. She was the Eleanor Roosevelt Fellow with the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School (2006-07) and also a clinical instructor in the program in 2005-6.

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