We are pleased to welcome Alisha Bjerregaard, an independent consultant currently working as Acting Director of U.N. Advocacy at Women Enabled International, where she focuses on advocacy before U.N. bodies to advance the rights of women and girls with disabilities. She is also a Schell Center Visiting Human Rights Fellow at Yale Law School.
Previously, Alisha was a Clinical Lecturer in Law and the clinical teaching fellow at the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School. She has also worked at the Center for Reproductive Rights, where she was a Legal Adviser in the Africa Program, based in Nairobi, Kenya. There, she worked on advocacy and litigation strategies to advance reproductive rights in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda.
Alisha has authored human rights reports documenting the impact of restrictive abortion laws in Ireland and Kenya and of mandatory pregnancy testing and expelling pregnant students from schools in Tanzania. She has also undertaken reproductive rights research and advocacy as a consultant for various organizations, including Amnesty International, Ipas and the World Health Organization.