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Saramba Kandeh

Legal and Gender Associate

Saramba Kandeh

Saramba’s professional and academic experience is in the area of women’s rights, peace and security, and international human rights law. She has provided a wide range of services to women in need of access to justice through her work with several NGOs in Sierra Leone. These include, among others, Timap for Justice, a (local NGO that provides basic justice services through community based paralegals) as its Deputy Director, and Advoc-Aid Sierra Leone as Duty Counsel, where she represented female accused persons in Court regularly. She also served as the Public Relations and Organizing Secretary of Legal Access through Women Yearning for Equality, Rights and Social Justice (L.A.W.Y.E.R.S), and as Supervisor of the Human Rights Clinic Fourah Bay College. After completing her LL.M. in 2014, she worked with the Advocates for Human Rights in Minnesota as an International Justice Research Intern.

Saramba is a Peace and Security Fellow of King’s College London and a Junior Professional Fellow of the International Peace Institute (New York). During her fellowship, Saramba undertook academic and technical training in the Masters in Conflict, Security and Development programme at King’s College. Her training included an attachment with the ECOWAS Commission in Abuja, Nigeria, where she assisted the political affairs directorate with policy research. Saramba holds an L.L.B. Honours degree from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone and an L.L.M. in International Human Rights Law from the University of Notre Dame Law School.

Contact Saramba: hskandeh@aidsfreeworld.org