Ms. Matthews is an attorney and the Senior Legal Officer at the South African Human Rights Commission. In this role, she facilitates national hearings and strategic impact litigation to hold parties accountable for systemic human rights violations. She was selected by the Mail & Guardian as one of their Top 200 Young South Africans for 2014. Ms. Matthews holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies from the International Institute of Social Studies at The Hague, Netherlands, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Witwatersrand, as well as a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Cape Town. During her Humphrey Fellowship, she will focus on public policy analysis to develop cost-effective policies to advance development in countries in the Global South.