Ms. Bouity is an Assistant Director in charge of International Conventions at the Foreign Affairs Ministry of the Republic of Congo. Her responsibilities are to elaborate, examine, and suggest drafts of projects pertaining to the improvement of diplomatic relations that Congo has established with other international partners. She also served as Chief of Public Relations and Legal Adviser on women’s and children’s rights at the Republic of Congo’s Women’s Legal Association for almost eleven years and, in this capacity, has assisted widows, orphans, and victims of domestic violence. Ms. Bouity holds a Master’s degree in Private Law from Marien Ngouabi University in the Republic of Congo. She is interested in furthering her knowledge in human rights both in an academic setting and in professional exchanges. Ms. Bouity believes acquiring additional skills in the realm of human rights will help to enhance her effectiveness working with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Congo’s Women’s Legal Association.