Wanjiru Kareithi

  • Postdoctoral Scholar in College of Arts and Architecture; African Studies; and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Human Rights

  • Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations

  • Civil and Political Rights

  • Economic Rights

  • Social, Cultural, Group Rights

Wanjiru Kareithi


Dr. Kareithi has an impressive background as a human rights advocate and scholar. For over twelve years, she has worked in both government and non-governmental organizations in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, United Kingdom and around the world, working on economic and social-cultural issues that affect the global majority. In her advocacy work, she has spearheaded initiatives on advancements in equality and non-discrimination, equity, gender-based approaches to human rights in platforms such as the African Commission on Peoples and Human Rights, the Human Rights Council, and other agencies at the United Nations.

As a legal scholar, she has written and published work around civil and political rights, economic and social cultural and group rights. Her passion in academia and representation has led her to lecture in Africa and around the world. Wanjiru has a Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree from the University of Pretoria in South Africa, a Master of Laws Degree (LLM) in from the University of Bristol in the UK and a Law degree (LLB) from Kenya and is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.