THE WOMEN'S ADVOCATE - LEGAL CENTER FOR WOMEN'S RIGHT
The Women’s Advocate was founded in January 2015 to provide pro-bono digital legal advice to women on variety of issues including sourcing legal representation for women in domestic abuse cases, divorce cases, child custody issues, starting up a business, amongst other financial empowerment initiatives.
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The mission of The Women’s Advocate- Legal Center for Women’s Law is to serve as a leading voice for justice and fairness for women by advocating for the protection and expansion of women’s legal rights through digital pro bono legal assistance to individuals and strategic initiatives to achieve systemic change.
Our priority Areas are:
a. Advocate for equal rights of women in all spheres of socio-economic life particularly at the work place, schools and other areas where rights of women are systematically subjugated.
b. Raise awareness on violence against women and offer support to women who have encountered such including referring them to organizations who can actively represent them.
c. Advocate for changes in laws affecting women through engaging with law makers at the Federal and State levels to proactively challenge laws which are unfavorable to women while promoting and lobbying the adoption and passage of laws on various key areas for women rights' protection and empowerment such as abolition of obnoxious customary practices in various states and restrictions under religious precepts that undermine gender equality.
Faizat Badmus-Busari LLB BL LLM, is the founder and project director for The Women’s Advocate. She is an SJD candidate at Emory University School of Law, and is completing her dissertation titled “Rethinking the Role of International human rights Law and Religion in achieving Gender Equality and Justice in Africa”. Her academic interest and professional expertise include: International Human Rights Law with particular focus on Women’s and Child’s right, International Law, Islamic Law and Comparative Law.
Prior to starting her S.J.D program, Faizat served as an Associate Attorney at Babalakin & Co. Legal practitioner, a private law firm in Abuja, Nigeria and thereafter worked at the World Trade Center of New Orleans. She also interned for the United Nations (UN Women) office of the Assistant Secretary General Policy and Programme in New York conducting research on and advocating for gender equality and women’s right. Her LLM focused on International and Comparative Law.
Faizat recently completed a yearlong Graduate Assistantship position for The Carter Center’s Human Rights Program working on Mobilizing Action for Women and Girls Initiative. Faizat was a 2016-2017 recipient of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowship award as well as the Vice- President of the SJD society.
Nwankwo Chidinma is a legal practitioner currently working with the Ministry of Justice, Minna, Niger State under the National Youth Service Corps scheme. Her academic interest includes: International Human Right, Family Law, international and Comparative law.
She is currently the Vice President Corpers Legal Aid Group Niger State. She has also served as a Member Human Right Committee Corpers Legal Aid Group (CLAG) Minna. Prior before graduation she served as the Deputy Leader Ebsu Law Clinic and Assistant Hod Environmental Law Department Ebsu Law Clinic. She has interned in the past at P. C eze, a private law firm in Abuja and under the tutelage of Justice D. Z senchi of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory.
Passionate about women's rights and access to justice, Chidinma hopes to use her fellowship with The Women's Advocate to bring awareness to the importance of gender equality in international development.
Allen Praise is a 200 level undergraduate of Law at Obafemi Awolowo University. She is an active member of the debate and moot and mock committee of OAU. Also an active member of the Tax Club.
She was an active member of the planning committee of the first ever International Women In Leadership Conference organised by the Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University, that hosted successful women from different walks of life.
As the Legal & Social Media Intern at the Women's Advocate, Praise is learning to broaden her understanding of the field of human rights. During this Internship/mentorship program, she is refining her public speaking skills, research capabilities, and writing capacity.