Widows and Orphans Development Foundation

Jamila Sulu – Chairperson

Jamila Sulu is a Lawyer and a Human Rights Practitioner with over 20 years of experience in human rights work drawn from her previous work at the Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance in Tanzania, and from Amnesty International Tanzania Section.

She holds a master’s degree (M.A Development Studies: Human Rights, Gender and Conflict Studies) from The Hague-based International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam; a bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB), and a Diploma in International Relations and Diplomacy from Tanzania.

Her areas of expertise include international human rights law, promoting the rights of the most vulnerable, as well as gender and development issues. She is a passionate advocate of women economic empowerment with a particular zeal for empowerment of the disadvantaged widowed women in Africa. Jamila speaks English, Swahili, elementary Dutch and basic French, and lives in The Netherlands.