Judithe Registre is a seasoned expert in international economic development, human rights, gender equality, and women's empowerment. She is a people-centered, can-do visionary who takes on new challenges with enthusiasm and energy with more than 10 years of substantive experience living and working in 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 for thousands of women to overcome the atrocities of rape and other trauma.
Currently, Registre is the program director at Plan International USA for the Because I am a Girl campaign, which 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.
In 2008, she served as the director of policy and outreach for WfWI in London, where she expanded its reach in the U.K. and in other 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 prestigious Salzburg Seminar, a forum for the discussion of international problems and their potential solutions.