The Board of Amnesty International Ghana Section (AIG) has appointed Genevieve Partington as the new Section Director.
The appointment came after an extensive recruitment exercise embarked on in October 2022.
Ms. Partington is a staunch human rights advocate and an international development expert who studied and worked in Ghana, France and The Netherlands hence has a wealth of experience in project management, gender, and human rights advocacy.
She happens to speak both English and French and this has enabled her to work in various capacities at the French Embassy in Ghana, Child and Youth Finance International and most recently at Oxfam as the Regional Gender Project Coordinator and Interim Programme Manager for the Gender Justice and Social Inclusion pillar.
Amnesty International is an impartial, non-political human rights organization working for the promotion and protection of fundamental human rights worldwide
She holds an MA in Development Studies Major in Social Justice Perspectives specialization in Women, Gender and Development from the Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands and an MA in International Relations and Political Science from University of Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France.
Ms. Partington is also a proud product of the University of Ghana, where she studied Political Science and French for her Bachelor of Arts degree.
She was appointed section director of Amnesty International Ghana in February 2023 and will head the management of the section as its director.
Ms. Partington will make history by being the first woman to occupy the position of Section Director since the establishment of Amnesty International Ghana in 1973.
She enjoys mentoring young women and preparing them for work in international development desire to create a more inclusive society where human rights are not only promoted but respected and where people are valued equally regardless of their differences.