November 9, 2013
grace ijeoma umeh
I am a true Nigerian, an Igbo by tribe, but my advocacy work knows no tribal bounds. I became a journalist just to give voice to voiceless women in various communities in my country. I also became a lawyer in order to defend all the defenseless women, widows, orphans, physically challenged people in and around my local communities. As a journalist, I have been anchoring gender issues on my column, Feminique in the Nigerian Observer newspapers for 15 years, you could check it out on www.nigerianobservernews.com. I held the position of chairperson, Nigeria Association of Women Journalists , Edo state, Nigeria and currently, the Features Editor, the Nigerian Observer newspapers. I have an NGO, Partnership for Women and Justice, PWJ, Nigeria, with its official magazine, Yell! Advocacy Magazine. I work tirelessly to promote all issues that affect women positively, both in health and economic status, while also drawing awareness to those that have negative connotations to their wellbeing. I am a christian, a loving wife and mother.