Waging Justice for Women (WJW) Fellow
Chuma is a human rights lawyer and an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa whose passion lies at the intersection of international human rights, gender justice and racial justice. She holds a Masters of Laws from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where she specialised in Critical Race Theory, International Human Rights, and International and Comparative Law. While at UCLA, she worked as a Racial Justice and Human Rights Research Assistant at the Promise Institute for Human Rights where she assisted with research and the preparation of legal documents on a range of projects such as race and colonialism, climate reparations for previously colonised states and migration. She also provided analytical support in using international human rights frameworks to further racial justice movements and advocacy. Prior to this, Chuma held a position as an associate in the Public Law and Regulatory department at ENSafrica in Johannesburg. She also holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences in International Relations and Economic History and a Bachelor of Laws – both from the University of Cape Town. Chuma is looking forward to being involved in work that improves the enjoyment of human rights for Black people (and other marginalized racial groups) and women across Africa.