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Wendy Trott

Researcher at Power Singh Inc.
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Wendy Trott is a Researcher at Power Singh Inc.

Wendy focuses on research in the areas of information and media law, data privacy, and public international law, with a particular interest in the role of strategic litigation in advancing social justice, particularly as it relates to womxn, youth and other marginalised communities, and how technology can be a tool for stronger, more inclusive democratic societies in Africa.

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Wendy Trott is a Researcher at Power Singh Inc.

Wendy focuses on research in the areas of information and media law, data privacy, and public international law, with a particular interest in the role of strategic litigation in advancing social justice, particularly as it relates to womxn, youth and other marginalised communities, and how technology can be a tool for stronger, more inclusive democratic societies in Africa.

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Protecting and promoting fundamental rights and freedoms

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About Wendy

Learn more about Wendy and her work.

  • Wendy is a Researcher at Power Singh Inc. She holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Georgia, where she also minored in French, and an M.A. in International Development from Sciences Po Paris, where she majored in African Affairs and Emerging Economies.  This helped her develop a deep understanding of the economics of development in the BRICS countries, and an appreciation for the role of social justice in economic and democratic development.

    Previously, Wendy worked in Economic Research with JPAL-Africa, a branch of the global research centre working to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence based out of the University of Cape Town.  She has also worked with Luminate, a philanthropic organisation that supports innovative initiatives to improve government accountability and civic empowerment across Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa in areas such as independent media and digital rights.

    Wendy has also worked with the Center for International Development at the Kennedy School of Governance at Harvard University, and with the Brenthurst Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa.

    As a development economist, Wendy is passionate about achieving authentic, sustainable social justice by empowering the people most affected by inequality and injustice, and finding smart ways to evaluate what really works in the social impact field.  She is currently broadening her understanding of the legal aspects of human rights and social justice.

    In the next few years, Wendy is working to advance her understanding on the role of strategic litigation to advance social justice, particularly as it relates to womxn, youth and other marginalised communities, and how technology can be a tool for stronger, more inclusive democratic societies in Africa.

    Wendy is part of the Data Protection Africa and Democracy 2.0 Special Projects.

    * Wendy is currently reading towards her law degree and is not practising as an attorney.

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Ensuring public and private-sector accountability

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