8 months ago

SUCCESS STORY FROM NIGERIA: Janet Gbam, a champion lawyer in pro bono legal service for underprivileged people

image SUCCESS STORY FROM NIGERIA: Janet Gbam, a champion lawyer in pro bono legal service for underprivileged people Thomas Jefferson, one of the Fathers of the American Democracy stated: ‘‘The most sacred of the duties of a government is to do equal and impartial justice to all its citizens’’. This statement that visitors can read inside the Virginia’s Capitol, where the statue of its author is floodlighting the hall, better highlights the importance of equal access to justice, including but not limited to equal access to legal assistance notwithstanding the status of the citizen. In Nigeria, the pride of Africa, where there are more than 197,490,221 inhabitants and a total inmate population which is close to 75,176, equal access to legal aid is a big challenge for underprivi (...) Read more ... Comments

1 year ago

SUCCESS STORY FROM KENYA: Elizabeth Mang’eni, a passionate advocate for persons with disabilities and a leader with a powerful mental attitude

image SUCCESS STORY FROM KENYA: Elizabeth Mang’eni, a passionate advocate for persons with disabilities and a leader with a powerful mental attitude Elizabeth Mang’eni is a Trade Development Officer with the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives in Kenya under the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit where she promotes entrepreneurship and innovation in domestic, regional and international markets. She is the Co-founder of You4She Initiative where she sensitizes girls on menstrual hygiene education, her home community on the rights of persons with disabilities in order to reduce discrimination and she also empowers persons with disabilities especially women on entrepreneurial skills so that they can be more independent.  From her own life’s experience as a young amputee woman since the age of 3 years, Elizabeth d (...) Read more ... Comments

1 year ago

SUCCESS STORY FROM SOUTH AFRICA: NELSON MANDELA, ADVOCATE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

image SUCCESS STORY FROM SOUTH AFRICA: NELSON MANDELA, ADVOCATE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE Nelson Rolihlahla “Madiba” Mandela was born on July 18, 1918 in Mthatha (formerly Umtata) in the Union of South Africa. Initially he grew up with his two sisters. When his father passed away when he was around nine years old, Nelson’s mother brought him to live with Chief Jongintaba, of the Thembu people in Mqhekezweni, who served as his guardian. Nelson attended Clarkebury Methodist High School, before beginning a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree at the University of Fort Hare. Mr. Mandela became involved in a Students’ Representative Council boycott against the quality of food, for which he was temporarily suspended from the university after his first year and he l (...) Read more ... Comments

1 year ago

SUCCESS STORY FROM THE REPUBLIC OF CONGO: VANESSA METOU, A YOUTH ADVOCATE

image SUCCESS STORY FROM THE REPUBLIC OF CONGO: VANESSA METOU, A YOUTH ADVOCATE Strategist, Creative and Dynamic, Vanessa Metou is a young Congolese activist, passionate about youth issues. She graduated from the Free University of Congo and the International University of Brazzaville. Vanessa is a non practicing lawyer with a specialization in International Criminal Law, and has been working for the past 4 years in the area of corporate communication. She also offers tutorials to law students. Vanessa's commitment began at the age of 10 with the Local Committee of Democratic Children where she was already working for the promotion of Child’s rights. Based on her significant experience, she gradually integrated various NGOs and then actively engaged in stud (...) Read more ... Comments