SK. Jenefa Khanom Jabbar joined BRAC in January 2019 as the Director of Human Rights and Legal Aid Services (HRLS) and Social Compliance. She also heads the Sexual Harassment Committee at BRAC and is the legal advisor on safeguarding at BRAC. Through the HRLS programme, support is provided to vulnerable women and children in the community who have been victims of domestic violence and violence in the community through 408 Legal Aid Clinics.
She also provides safeguarding training and support to educational institutions, workplaces and manufacturing industries. Prior to joining BRAC, she worked as the Regional Responsible Sourcing Director for JC Penney Purchasing Corporation overseeing South Asia, Middle East and Africa. She has over 22 years of experience in working with renowned organizations such as BGMEA, BRAC University, UNDP, ILO, TESCO, Gap Inc. and Dr. Kamal Hossain & Associates. She practised law as an Advocate in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh for more than nine years. She is a Barrister-at-Law from Lincoln’s Inn, United Kingdom. She has several publications and is a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, United Kingdom and Dhaka Bar Association.
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