Judithe Registre is the program director at Plan International USA for the Because I Am A Girl Campaign. This campaign is a global initiative of Plan International that creates sustainable projects in developing countries to give girls access to the most basic of human rights: clean water, food, healthcare, education, financial security, and protection from violence and exploitation. The movement works to transform communities where girls and boys are given the same opportunity to realize their full potential as human beings.
A seasoned international development expert, Registre has a solid track record in international economic development, human rights, gender equality, and women and girls' empowerment. Her professional experience includes 10 years of substantive field work living and working in conflict, post-conflict, and developing countries, including Rwanda, Sudan, South Africa, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). She established the DRC office of Women for Women International (WfWI), a program of rights awareness and economic development that has helped thousands of women overcome the atrocities of rape and trauma. She has since raised the organization's revenue through facilitating coverage of the DRC situation in O magazine and on The Oprah Show.
In 2008, Registre served as the director of policy and outreach for WfWI-UK in London, where she expanded WfWI's reach in the U.K. and in the regions of greater Europe. Previously, she worked in various capacities for the International Foundation for Election Systems and Africare.
Registre has an MA degree in philosophy and social policy from American University, and a master's certificate in advanced social research from Afrikaans University in South Africa. She is a fellow alumnus of the Salzburg Seminar, a forum for the discussion of international problems and their potential solutions.