Achieng Orero

Achieng Orero

Violence Against Women (VAW) Lawyer

Achieng is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a law degree from the University of Nairobi, a postgraduate diploma from the Kenya School of Law and a Masters in International Law from the Loyola University Chicago.

She has extensive experience in women’s rights stemming from her work in various organisations. Most recently she worked as Senior Attorney at Women’s Link Worldwide where her work was focused on entrenching sexual and reproductive rights of women and girls in East Africa by entrenching international and regional practice in the domestic laws and institutions. She was also a legal associate at Otieno Ogola & Company Advocates where she worked on multiple landmark cases concerning constitutionalism, the rule of law and human rights. She is a member of the Feminist Litigation Network at ISLA, a Board Member at the Center for the Study of Adolescents and Partnership for a HIV Free Generation.

As the VAW lawyer at ISLA, Achieng brings her passion for gender equality, commitment to feminist values and looks forward to entrenching laws, institutions and practices that center women in their vision and implementation.

Achieng enjoys spending time with her family in the countryside in her free time and hopes to hike Mt. Kilimanjaro at least once in her lifetime.