Tayechalem Moges Girma
Tayechalem G. Moges has taught gender and human rights law course at the Centre for Human Rights in Addis Ababa University and is a former teaching fellow at the University of Melbourne Law School. She researches and writes on localizing international women’s and girls’ rights law in Africa with a particular emphasis on feminist post-colonial legal thought, reproductive justice, and gender-based violence. Through her career she has gained experience of developing curriculums for academic institutions and CSOs in Ethiopia on feminist research, women’s and girls’ rights, gender-based violence and women’s political participation.
Recently, she was managing a regional program in Eastern and Southern Africa on ending child marriages at Plan International AU Liaison Office and has been engaging with the African Union Ending Child Marriage Campaign (AUECM) and the SALEEMA initiative. Previously, she has worked with non-governmental organizations as a gender and rights technical advisor, trainer and consultant including for UN Women, UNICEF, WFP and GIZ. In her passion for volunteering, she provided legal services to women survivors of violence, coaching and mentorship of university students and tutoring services for neighborhood children and junior youth in Ethiopia.
Currently, she is an assistant professor at the University of Global Health Equity for the Gender and Sexual & Reproductive Health (GSRH) Masters Program. Tayechalem holds a PhD in Law from the University of Melbourne in Australia, an LLM in Human Rights from the Central European University in Hungary, a Master of Gender Studies, and a Bachelor of Laws from the Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia.