Monday, 26 July 2010

Charity: The Akua Kuenyehia Foundation (AKF)

"The Akua Kuenyehia Foundation (AKF) is a Ghana based not for profit organisation founded by the children of H.E Judge Akua Kuenyehia, first Vice-President of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, in her honour.

It is a private foundation committed to the development and empowerment, through formal education, of women in Ghana. The overarching purpose is to nurture and develop a passion for knowledge in Ghanaian girls, especially those from underprivileged backgrounds, and a zeal for service to the society by enriching the lives of these young women through educational scholarships and mentorship programmes."

****Judge Akua Kuenyahia’s an incredible woman and role model. An author, teacher and philanthropist, - Akua Kuenyahia has set up a not for profit organisation –to educate and empowerment young girls in Ghana. For more information about The Akua Kuenyehia Foundation or to donate please visit:

More info about Judge Akua Kuenyahia
Akua Kuenyahia is a Ghanaian judge and first-vice president of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague , Netherlands.

Professor Kuenyehia was elected for a nine-year term from the African Group of States, and is assigned to the Pre-Trial Division.

She was Dean, Faculty of Law of the University of Ghana before her election as a judge. During her time at that university, she taught criminal law, gender and the law, international human rights law and public international law.

She was co-ordinator of a research project entitled "Women and Law in Anglophone West Africa", which covered Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and The Gambia. She has written three books and numerous academic publications on gender and the law, family law and international human rights.

Judge Kuenyehia is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana. She has experience as solicitor, advocate and human rights expert, and in criminal law and procedure. She also has experience as an administrator and has expertise in gender and the law, international human rights issues and was a member of the Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). [credit:]

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