Victoria Ijeoma Nwogu is Gender Advisor at UNDP Somalia. She has over 14 years experience (10 at the UN) on human rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment programming (especially sexual and gender based violence, human trafficking and migration) spanning legislative and policy advocacy, research, and training at local, regional and international levels. Victoria trained as a lawyer and has a Master Degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy.
She has been the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) Board Member for Africa since 2008. She is a longstanding advocate for the rights-based approach to anti-trafficking interventions in Nigeria, and has contributed to shaping policy and legislation on the issue. Since 2011, Victoria has been a visiting Professor at the Legal Studies Department of the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary, where she lectures a course on ‘Human Rights in Africa with a special Focus on Gender Issues’. Victoria has conducted research on diverse human rights issues and contributed to publications and conferences within the human rights community on gender and migration, human trafficking and women’s rights in general. Most notably, she co-authored the anthology, Collateral Damage: The Impact of Anti-Trafficking Measures on Human Rights around the World (GAATW, 2007).
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