Maureen Sibanda Shonge
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Born (1984-04-02) April 2, 1984 (age 38)
EducationUniversity of Oxford, UK
OccupationGender, Governance and Peacebuilding Specialist
EmployerUN Women

Maureen Sibanda Shonge is a Regional Policy Specialist for UN Women where she is an influencer of policy through evidence-based research to promote accountability and transparency on governance and political participation issues.

Maureen provides on-demand technical assistance to support UN Women’s 13 field offices in East and Southern Africa to advance programme development and implementation.


Maureen holds a Masters in International Human Rights Law from Oxford University and a Masters in Women’s Law from the South East Africa Regional Women’s Law Centre (SEARCWL, University of Zimbabwe in partnership with the Institute for Women’s Law at the University of Oslo, Norway; as well as a Bachelor of Law Honors Degree from the University of Zimbabwe.

She is also a Fellow of The Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation (BGRF), Women’s Human Rights Programme (2013-2015) in cooperation with Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) the Network of East-West Women (NEWW), and Euro regional Centre for Public Initiatives (ECPI).