Afia Asantewaa Asare-Kyei in 2014

Afia Asantewaa Asare-Kyei is a human rights lawyer and member of Meta's Oversight Board. She works as program manager for the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA).[1] Her areas of expertise include human rights, women's rights, criminal justice, access to information and media freedom issues on the African continent.[2] She is a citizen of both Ghana and South Africa.[3]

She studied law in the Centre for Human Rights at Pretoria University in South Africa.[4] Before joining OSIWA, she previously worked for Save the Children and USAID.[5] In March 2020, she was one of the three Africans appointed to sit on the Facebook Oversight Board.[6] In July 2023, following a recommendation from the oversight board to deplatform Cambodian head of state Hun Sen, the government of Cambodia listed Asare-Kyei as one of 22 people connected with Meta who were banned from entering the country.[7]


  1. ^ Rahman, Khaleda (4 May 2021). "Donald Trump's Facebook Future Will Be Decided by These People". Newsweek.
  2. ^ "Ghanaian Joins Board Members For New Global Independent 'Oversight Board' For Facebook And Instagram Content". Modern Ghana.
  3. ^ Culliford, Elizabeth (6 May 2020). "Factbox: Who are the first members of Facebook's oversight board?". Reuters. Retrieved 10 February 2023.
  4. ^ "Ghanaian Afia Asantewaa Asare-Kyei appointed to Facebook and Instagram Content 'Oversight Board'". Graphic Online.
  5. ^ Ashiadey, Bernard Yaw (7 May 2020). "Meet Afia Asantewaa Asare-Kyei, a Ghanaian, who sits on Facebook's new Oversight Board". The Business & Financial Times.
  6. ^ "Ghanaian Afia Asantewaa Asare-Kyei on Facebook board to decide Trump's fate". GhanaWeb. 25 February 2021.
  7. ^ "Cambodia bans 22 members of the Board of Directors of Meta Platforms. Inc from entering country - Khmer Times". July 4, 2023.