Aisha Rahamatali is currently the CARE Senior Advisor, Women’s Economic Justice and Rights Action Coalition, and supporting CARE participant in the Generation Equality Forum Action Coalition on Economic Justice and Rights. Before that, she acted as CARE Regional Advocacy Coordinator in West Africa, supporting the implementation of the West Africa Impact Growth Strategy, Women on the Move, an initiative that aims at scaling up the Savings Groups model in West Africa through partnership and advocacy with governments. In this role, she engaged closely with African governments, regional institutions, and women rights organizations to advance the adoption and implementation of the Savings Groups by government’s institutions through financial inclusion, gender and social protection policies and programs.
She is the co- author of the recent SEEP State of Practice Report on Savings Groups and the Role of Government in Sub Saharan Africa and served as co- facilitator of the SEEP Peer Learning Group on the Role of Savings Groups in Supporting Graduation from Social Safety Nets.
Prior to CARE, Aisha worked on child rights and women rights advocacy with several NGOs (Defense for Children International, International Federation for Human Rights and the International Catholic Child Bureau). She also advocated for the promotion and protection of Women Rights as part of the team of the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women.