Bertha Chiguvare is a Humanitarian worker, Researcher, Child Protection Specialist and Program Manager with more than ten years’ experience in Programme Management, and monitoring and evaluation. Chiguvare has extensive knowledge in Human Rights, Migration programme management, Social Science Research, training programs and indicators of success in the field of Survival migrants, refugees, Child Protection and vulnerable groups such as Survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence, and Farm Workers. She has worked on social science research with the University of Witwatersrand’s African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS) on a number of projects focusing on Human Rights, Migration, Peacebuilding, and SGBV in South Africa. This empowered her with key skills and a better understanding of the context, social issues and legal framework on matters affecting the most vulnerable in our society.
Chiguvare has a strong background in Social Sciences (Masters in Development Studies 2013, UJ, and Bachelor of Social Sciences Honors in Development Studies, University of Fort Hare, 2005 B.A General, University of Fort Hare 2002-2004) and has acquired additional human rights experience during her term with Lawyers for Human Rights, UNHCR and Jesuit Refugee Service in South Africa. Her work spanned issues of prevention, care and treatment of HIV / AIDS, Health Equity, Sexual and Gender Based Violence, Child Protection, Refugees, and Migrants’ Rights, working with the Orphaned and Vulnerable Children and education, as well as financial management of programmes.
Currently Chiguvare serves as the Consultant for Freedom House working on a programme focusing on promoting Civic Education and Participation in the community of Limpopo. She also serve as a Founder and Director of a Not for Profit Organization Vumbanani for Peacebuilding working to promote human rights and social cohesion in South Africa.