Judithe Registre is a seasoned international development expert in human rights, gender equality, and women and girls’ empowerment. She has more than 16 years of professional experience including 10+ years of substantive field work in conflict, post-conflict, and developing countries, including Rwanda, Sudan, South Africa, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where she established the Women for Women International (WfWI) DRC office. There, she created a dynamic rights awareness and economic development program that helped thousands of women overcome the atrocities of rape and trauma. She successfully increased the organization’s profile and revenue through facilitating coverage of the DRC on 60 Minutes, the Oprah Winfrey Show, and in Oprah magazine. In 2008, Judithe served as the Director of Policy and Outreach for WfWI-UK in London, where she expanded WfWI's reach across greater Europe. Before joining WfWI in 2004 as the Director of Development and Outreach, Registre worked in various capacities for the International Foundation for Election Systems and Africare.
Currently, Judithe is the Program Director at Plan International USA for the Because I am a Girl campaign. Because I am a Girl is a global initiative that creates projects in developing countries to give girls access to the most basic of human rights: clean water, food, healthcare, education, financial security, and protection from violence and exploitation. The campaign connects women, men, girls, and boys to transform communities and ensure that children everywhere have the same opportunity to realize their full potential.
Registre has a BA in philosophy from Boston College, an MA in philosophy and social policy from American University, and a Master's Certificate in advanced social research from Afrikaans University in South Africa. She is a Fellow Alumnus of the prestigious Salzburg Seminar, a forum for the discussion of international problems and their potential solutions.