Genet Shume, ActionAid Ethiopia
Ms. Genet Shume, MSW, LL. B is a Women’s Rights, Gender and Social Inclusion specialist with persistent, progressive and diversified experience of solid 15 years. Ms. Genet’s career journey have been sharpened over the years starting from her early engagement at the Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association(EWLA) as a member and counselor to those denied social and legal justice, followed by her engagement in the Federal Supreme Court of Ethiopia, Child Justice Programs. Her passion to fight injustice has grown and deepened where she pursued exploring new challenges from grassroots to national, regional and global level which adds to her knowledge on diverse, systemic and structural discrimination and exclusions. Ms. Genet’s long service years enabled her to network and connect with a wide range of actors in the sector including women, children, community-based and young people’s organizations, and movements for quality collaboration and coordination and increased efficiency. Currently, Ms. Genet is a Senior Management Team member and the Programs Head in ActionAid Ethiopia after successfully demonstrating her passion and commitments as a Women’s Rights Program Manager in ActionAid Ethiopia with dual responsibility for AA International. In AAE, genet is also the WEE GATEs Project Manager where she has demonstrated advancement on AAE’s Women Economic Justice and the overall engagement of the CSO sector in WEE coalition formation. Moreover, she also serves as a Board advisory of EWLA. Ms. Genet has managerial, technical advisory, supervisory and coordination roles in ActionAid programs and strategic engagements. Ms. Genet has successfully completed her second degree in MSW and contributed to the advancement of Ethiopian women and girls’ rights and particularly the most vulnerable, neglected, and excluded women, children, and adolescents in accessing social economic and political rights and services.