Gertrude holds a BA in International Development from the University of South Africa and a Master’s in Women’s Law from the University of Zimbabwe. She joins us after serving four years as the National Gender Coordinator at Concern Universal in Malawi. Prior to her time with Concern Universal, Gertrude worked as the Regional Women’s Rights and HIV/AIDS Officer at Action Aid and served as the IEC Coordinator at Dignitas International. Gertrude is a passionate supporter of girls’ education and womens’ opportunities and has spent much of her free time mentoring and counseling young women through school. She has published a book for girls called the ‘Golden Stick’–a motivational true story about the power of education to transform girls’ lives.