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Shelley Martin

  • MA International Development
  • System Reform Fellow: Uganda
  • International Justice Mission

    Research interests

    YouthAdvocacy StrategyWomen's Economic EmpowermentGender JusticeBehavior Change Communication


    Currently advocacy and gender focal person for System Reform team with IJM Uganda, tackling systemic and cultural barriers to justice for rural widows who have been victimized by succession-related land grabbing.

    Professional experience

    System Reform Fellow: Uganda

    International Justice Mission

    June 2015 - Present

    Interim Assistant Director

    MCF, Inc.

    January 2015 - June 2015(5 months)

    Community Empowerment Coordinator: Kenya

    The Beech Foundation

    September 2011 - December 2014(3 years)

    Youth Counselor

    Bridges to a Brighter Future

    June 2010 - July 2011(a year)


    MA International Development, Africa Concentration

    Eastern University

    May 2013 - May 2015(2 years)

    BA Sociology, Poverty Studies

    Furman University

    August 2007 - May 2011(4 years)