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Theo Sowa is an independent advisor and consultant, specialising in international social development with a particular emphasis on rights and protection issues. She is currently the CEO of the African Women’s Development Fund. Her work includes advisory roles to African and other international women and children’s rights activists and leaders, plus policy development and advocacy with a variety of international agencies and organisations. Theo is a trustee of Comic Relief and Chair of Comic Relief’s International Grants Committee; a member of the African Advisory Board of the Stephen Lewis Foundation; a Patron of Evidence for Development; a board member of the UBS Optimus Foundation and a board member of the Graça Machel Trust. She has authored many publications, including being a contributing editor to The Impact of War on Children; a contributing author and co editor of a Harvard Law School/UNICEF Innocenti publication on “Children and Transitional Justice”; and co author of Groupwork and Intermediate Treatment.