UN, Gender, Human rights, Intersectionality and Rule of Law Expert

Aneesa Walji is an international legal consultant with expertise in rule of law and governance issues. She currently works with UN Women on a variety of issues relating to gender inclusion in constitution-making  and access to justice, with a particular emphasis on intersectionality. She brings extensive experience from the worlds of election law and election monitoring, human rights, constitution-making and institutional/legal reform processes generally. In addition to UN Women, her clients have included International IDEA, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and Democracy International.


Ms. Walji has particular experience working in the Middle East and North Africa, but has also worked in America as well as South and Southeast Asia. She has a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from the University of Toronto, a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law, and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from New York University School of Law. Ms. Walji was called to the bar in Ontario, Canada in September 2011