Marie Chantal
Currently reviewing Ph.D. applicants

    Ms. Koffi  is a judge, with past experience as a prosecutor, and has been a deputy in the Youth Administration of the Department of Justice in Abidjan since 2001.  She works with children who are in conflict with the law, authors reports for her Department, and is a human rights educator with a focus on children’s and women’s rights. She also coordinates work against child trafficking and is a frequent presenter on this topic.  During the Ivorian Crisis, women and children were exposed to sexual violence and gender inequality, and children were jailed for almost anything.  She hopes that her Humphrey experience will help her to resolve some of the many ongoing issues in the Ivory Coast. Gender equality and children’s rights are her main concerns and she hopes that working with human rights educators here in the U.S. will further her goals.