Ms. Genet Shume

Coordinator, Child Justice Protect Office (CJPO), Federal Supreme Court, Ethiopia

Ms. Genet Shume is the Coordinator at the Child Justice Protect Office (CJPO) under the Federal Supreme Court of Ethiopia. CJPO is one of the core institutional measures the government of Ethiopia has taken to guarantee the realization of the best interest of the child in the administration of justice for children. Under the project, Mrs. Genet has worked as the CJPO’s Social Work Supervisor from 2015-16, and as a pro bono lawyer for the Children’s Legal Protection Center (CLPC) from 2012-14. She has been a member of the Ethiopian Women Lawyer’s Association (EWLA) since 2009, a non-partisan membership organization established in 1995 for the promotion and protection of women’s rights. Mrs. Genet has served under various capacities, including as its Legal Consellor, Program Coordinator and Project Coordinator.

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