- Age: 25
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Women are an essential component of the fabric of society and the existing inequalities do a disservice to their essential contributions and to making greater strides in society. It's fundamental that this is shifted.
- Mitchel Ondili
Mitchel Ondili was born and raised in Kenya. She received a Bachelor of Laws from Strathmore University in 2019. As a Research Assistant at The Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law, Mitchel is responsible for developing research material for publications and CIPIT outputs, developing concepts and ideas to encourage the dissemination of IP and IT law in Kenya, and researching gender and its interaction with technology and the law. Additionally, she is a Nairobi Sub-Cluster Working Group member for the National Gender and Equality Commission and volunteer at the House of Charity Children’s Home.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
I was part of a working group in Kenya's National Gender and Equality Commission that championed outreach services for women suffering from intimate partner violence in low-income households.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
In my spare time, I enjoy reading. I also have a particular interest in learning about different animation styles.
- gender equality in intellectual property ownership
- gender bias in AI
- efficacy of affirmative action in politics