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Osai J. Ojigho

March 7, 2017

Gender Equality and Human Rights Advocate



Osai J. Ojigho is a lawyer, gender equality expert and human rights advocate. Ms. Ojigho is currently the Programme Manager of the Pan Africa Programme at Oxfam where she coordinates continental projects and campaigns that promote human rights and facilitates civil society participation in regional and continental policy spaces. She actively contributes to interventions on the African Union, promotes access to justice, human rights protection, international justice, women’s human rights, gender equality and Africa led initiatives for peace and development. She heads the secretariat of the State of the Union Coalition (SOTU) and is a consulting editor with Open Global Rights, an online platform moderating debates on human rights.  She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and a life member of the Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU). She is also a founding member of the West African Women Election Observation (WAWEO) team. She previously was with Alliances for Africa (AfA), where as its Deputy Executive Director she spearheaded strategic litigation of women’s human rights before regional and continental courts. Osai has travelled widely and published in her areas of interest with a particular focus on Africa. She holds a Law degree from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and a LLM degree from the University of Wolverhampton, UK. Follow her on twitter at: @livingtruely


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