Spotlite on Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin an Enuani woman from Delta State making waves globally

She is an activist and human rights advocate from illah, Delta State, Nigeria, known for her dedicated efforts in advocating for social justice, gender equality, and the protection of women’s rights.

She graduated in 1987 from the University of Ilorin with a Bachelor of Arts, (with double honours in English and Education).

She returned to the same university for her M. Ed in Guidance and Counselling in 1990 and her Ph.D. (History and Policy of Education) in 1996 respectively.

Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin has been at the forefront of numerous human rights campaigns and initiatives in Nigeria and globally. She’s the founder of  Women Arise for Change Initiative, a women-led organization that campaigns against gender-based violence and promotes social justice. She has actively fought for the rights of marginalized groups, including women, children, and the physically challenged, and has been involved in campaigns against human trafficking, female genital mutilation, child labour, and other forms of human rights abuse.

Her advocacy work has gained recognition both within Nigeria and internationally. Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin has received several awards for her accomplishments, including the United States International Women of Courage Award in 2013 and Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Humanitarian Service in 2008. She is also an Ambassador of Arkansas, USA.

Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin’s efforts have also extended beyond Nigeria. She has been invited to speak at global forums and conferences, where she highlights the importance of human rights, social justice, and gender equality.

In summary, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin is a prominent Nigerian activist and human rights advocate who has made significant contributions to social justice, gender equality, and women’s rights in Nigeria and globally.

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