Africa Division

Violah B. Ajok

Program Support Manager, East Africa

Violah B. Ajok

Violah B. Ajok

Ms. Violah Ajok is the Program Support Manager, East Africa, Rule of Law Initiative. She joined ABA ROLI in January 2020. Prior to joining ABA, she worked with the Legal Aid Service Providers Network (LASPNET) in Uganda as the Director of Programs where she championed the design and implementation of projects on human rights, access to justice issues, freedom of expression, corruption, rule of law; while managing stakeholders and partners as well as donor reporting. Prior to joining LASPNET, she worked at the Centre for Justice Studies and Innovations (CJSI) as Researcher and Assignment Manager for the various assignments like Evaluation of the Judiciary’s pilot Small Claims Court Procedure; National Association of Women Judges of Uganda strategic plan development among others.; while still at CJSI she was coordinated the pilot JLOS, UNICEF funded Justice for Children project and Save the Children’s Youth Skills Empowerment Programme in Amuru,  Nwoya. She also worked at the International law-African Centre for Legal Excellence(ILI-ACLE); interned at the African Development Bank in the African Legal Support Facility & Private Sector Legal Division; and was a Teaching Assistant(Academic Associate) in the Department of Legal History, Philosophy and Comparative Law at the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria. Violah is an alumnus of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and NAMATI Legal Empowerment Leadership Course. She holds a Bachelor degree of Law from the University of Pretoria, South Africa and holds a Masters’ degree in Law and International Trade and Investment Law from the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria. She speaks fluent English; and ;Swahili(basic) and French(average).