Ghana's First Pious "Roman Sister" Lawyer, Law Lecturer And Very Close to Earning a PhD in Law. PICS

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Rev. Sr. Regina Ignatia Aflah is a lawyer and an Adjunct Lecturer with the UPSA Law School. She is also the Coordinator for Human Rights and Justice at Caritas Ghana (the charitable arm of the respected Ghana Catholic Conference of Bishops).

She is a highly enthusiastic and resourceful professional with over 16 years of progressive experience in Administration and Human Resource Management. Sr. Regina holds an LLM in Human Rights Law from the University of London, UK and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Institute of Legal Practice and Development in Rwanda.

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She is currently pursuing a PhD in International Law and Treaty Law with EUCLID University. Sr. Regina is a Human Rights advocate who uses her rich experience to champion the respect for the liberty of mankind especially in deprived communities. She is a Member and the Executive Secretary of Youth for Human Rights Africa. Sr. Regina Ignatia Aflah is a Catholic Nun and belongs to the Congregation of the Handmaids of the Divine Redeemer of Accra, a religious society under the leadership of the Catholic Archbishop of Accra, Ghana.

Late last year, she was in the news when the The Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) established the Caritas Week, aligning it to The World Day of the Poor, which Pope Francis instituted to be marked on 33rd Sunday.

In the said news report, Rev. Sr. Regina Ignatia Aflah, the Ghanaian nun had, on the occasion to commemorate the fourth World Day of the Poor, called on the government and other stakeholders in Ghana to make every effort to promote and safeguard the vulnerable in society through humanitarian interventions.

“We urge the government and all stakeholders to deepen social protection interventions that promote long-term survival, security and safeguard the vulnerable as they are easily prone to illness, illiteracy, abuse, exploitation and violence,” Sr. Regina Ignatia Aflah told ACI Africa Correspondent in an interview Sunday, November 15.

The Coordinator for Human Rights and Justice for Caritas Ghana had noted that addressing poverty and inequality poses a difficult challenge and highlighted the need to avoid “duplication of efforts” to tackle poverty in the West Africa country.

“A major solution can be as simple as adopting a unified multi-sectoral approach of practical planning, synchronization and consultation by all actors and stakeholders to avoid duplication of efforts,” Sr. Regina said on the day that Caritas Ghana also marked Caritas Week, when the fourth World Day of the Poor was marked and observed in all the Ecclesial communities in Ghana.

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