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Dr Ibe Ifeakandu

She holds the following qualifications: Ph.D Law from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, B.A (Hons), LLB (Hons); and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. She attended the Nigerian Law School Abuja from 2002-2003 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in July 2003, after passing the qualifying bar examination.

Dr Ifeakandu is a Research Fellow and her areas of interest are human rights with emphasis on human trafficking; and criminal justice, specifically money laundering and financing of terrorism where she has written several book chapters/journal articles; and edited journal articles. However, she has written book chapters, journal articles; and also presented papers at seminars, roundtables and trainings on diverse subjects of law.


Adriana María Barba, B.A., J.D, LL.M.

Adriana María Barba was born in Bogota, Colombia. She earned her BA in International Criminal Justice with magna cum laude honors from John Jay College in New York City. Due to her proven interest in international affairs and human rights she was admitted and graduated from the St. Thomas University School of Law’s LL.M. program in Intercultural Human Rights prior to earning her Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University.

Adriana currently resides in Barcelona where she obtained her Licenciatura en Derecho (Spanish Law Degree) in June ´13. There, she has practiced as an International Trade Attorney and currently is the Managing Partner of her own practice: Vázquez & Barba International Legal Consultants where she specializes in International Commercial Law and Immigration Law.

She is also certified by ESADE, the best law school in Spain, in International Taxation and will soon be certified by the local Bar Association in International Litigation. As a dual degree lawyer Adriana fully comprehends the intricacies of both civil and common law, and is authorized to practice transactionally throughout the European Union.  She maintains her commitment to Human Rights by participating on volunteer trips with humanitarian missions, writing articles on Human Rights related issues, and as part of the Editorial Board of the International Human Rights Law Journal.

Osatohanmwen Osamudiamen Anastasia Eruaga, PhD

Dr Osatohanmwen (Osato) Anastasia Eruaga is a Research Fellow with the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies She studied Law at the University of Benin, Nigeria and subsequently obtained an LL.M (Maritime Law) from the University of Nottingham, the United Kingdom and a doctoral degree from the World Maritime University, Sweden. She has been involved in extensive legal research and writing in the areas of public international law especially Maritime and Human Rights Law. With several individual and co-authored published peer-reviewed book chapters and journal articles to her credit, Osato has served as a speaker and guest lecturer in several local and international conferences and learned events.
Osato believes that every individual, irrespective of age, race and gender is entitled to self-respect and respect from others at the very least; no one should feel less comfortable in their own skins because of the actions of others. Her goal in life is to have a positive impact  on everyone she comes in contact with  physically or through my work.  She firmly believe that if we all make that little effort to touch a life, our minute effort, no matter how uncoordinated would eventually become the great ocean that would make the world a better place.
Mrs Eruaga loves travelling and even though she is not good at dancing, she loves listening to all genre of music (except rap music). She currently resides in Abuja with my two adorable girls and her charming husband.

Gumni Marianne Mallim 

Gumni is a trained film-maker with 18+ years experience in motion picture (feature films, short films and documentaries), and a certified trainer under the gender unit of the Heinrich Boll Stiftung foundation Germany, with various workshops/training experience on gender equality with the Nigerian Women Trust Fund.

She is a graduate of theatre and communication arts and member of the Association of Movie Producers of Nigeria (AMP), and has worked with various film production houses both in Lagos and Abuja.  In 2013, she was in the technical research team for the review of the 2006 national gender policy; she carried out interviews in all MDAs around the Federal capital Territory. Gumni was involved in the training/awareness workshop/seminar sponsored by the Kingdom of the Netherlands titled Vote Na My Power held in 7 communities around the FCT in August of 2014.

In 2015 during the general elections in Nigeria, Gumni was a domestic observer for the Nigerian Women Trust Fund collating  data on women participation in the general elections both as voters and political candidates. During the celebration of the UN@70 in October of 2015 under the umbrella of the Nigerian Network of Women Exporters of Services (NNWES) consultants to the UN. Gumni consults for various local NGOs in Nigeria.

 Maria Swaynie

Maria is a Certified Cosmetologist who is very passionate about women and children’s issue.

She volunteers with various women and children’s group in her home state of Indianapolis, Indiana.

She enjoys traveling and photograpy




Amylee Anyoha 

Amylee Anyoha is a second year student at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts double majoring in Community Health and French. She plans on going to get her Masters in Public Health through a 5-year program and her ultimate academic goal is to achieve a PhD. Public Health is something that has always interested her because she finds disparities between different socio-economic groups unacceptable and better understanding this global  problem is one of her long-term goals at university. Specifically, she strives to reach equity in women’s and children’s rights though education and supporting important projects such as the Safe Haven Foundation. 

As a university student she understands the importance of gathering the younger population towards Safe Haven’s mission to both promote awareness of domestic violence and increase the options for its victims. During her time working with Safe Haven, Amy hopes to develop an outreach program with the youth of the greater Boston area and widen the reach of resources to touch isolated demographics.



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