BRIGETTE DE LAY
LOCATION / Geneva
Brigette De Lay joined Oak Foundation in 2012 as a Programme Officer for the Prevent Child Sexual Abuse Programme. She was promoted to Director of the Prevent Child Sexual Abuse Programme in 2017.
Prior to joining Oak Foundation, Brigette worked as a staff member and independent consultant with various organisations, including UNICEF, the US Government, and several non-profits. From 2009-2012, she served as UNICEF's West and Central Africa Regional Office technical advisor on child protection systems, leading a 22 country Sub-Saharan African initiative. Other career highlights include establishing and coordinating the interagency Child Protection Working Group; developing and managing a national de-institutionalisation program in post-genocide Rwanda; and promoting child friendly legal aid in Africa, the US and beyond.
Brigette has a Master’s of Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work, United States and a Juris Doctor from Loyola University School of Law Chicago, United States, where she was a Child Law Fellow. She is married to a wonderful man, Mark, and has two lovely boys, Ben and Gus. She loves the outdoors, jazz and spending time with family and friends.
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