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10 Arakan Road, Nassarawa GRA, P O Box 532
Kano, Kano State

+2348094790000, +2348074790000, +234806ISAWALI


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Amina Hanga

Added on: Apr 06, 2016

Last Updated: Oct 26, 2019

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Isa Wali Empowerment Initiative(IWEI) was established under The Companies and Allied Matters Act 1990 with registration number RC 856560 on 24 November 2009 as a non-governmental and non-profit organization by Maryam Uwais in memory of her late father, Isa Wali who was a well-known activist for women.

Mission – IWEI seeks to transform the society by enabling women, youth and children escape the cycle of poverty and ignorance mostly fostered by harmful traditional practices, by attaining a state of wellbeing and having a voice through innovative, qualitative and sustainable empowerment programmes.

IWEI has 4 thematic areas which are: Legal Empowerment & The Rule of Law, Girls Empowerment, Economic Empowerment and Family Health & Nutrition,

Under the Legal Empowerment & The Rule of Law component, community-based volunteers are trained as paralegals to provide access to justice for the underprivileged, vulnerable members of rural communities and urban poor communities and for pre-trial persons in police stations and prisons.

Services provided by IWEI community-based paralegals include: access to lawyers; linkages with families; mediation of compoundable offences and provision of access to information on the law and legal procedures to detainees. Paralegals also raise awareness and educate communities on rights issues and laws.


Amina Hanga

I work for Isa Wali Empowerment Initiative. I believe strongly that every human being has rights, should know their rights and be able to access justice if those rights are being denied or violated. My passion is assisting women and girls know their rights and are able to seek justice if those rights are being violated. I am very much interested in meeting and learning from others what they have been doing in the same areas and how they have gone about their work.


Fatima Adamu

Passionate about supporting the vulnerable in the society.


Hafsat Buhari

I am a lawyer working at an NGO as a program officer legal empowerment and the rule of law , i want to join this network to learn more about my field of work.


Ifeanyi Kingsley Obikili

I am friendly and sometimes reserved. I am a lawyer, and a legal consultant for (IWEI). i am volunteer lawyer for my Organization responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of zonal paralegals as well as a PRO-BONO lawyer on their representing prison inmate, children and women who cant afford legal services. I look forward in learning a lot through this platform one of which is knowledge on resent legal challenges and development around the world.


Ismail Ismail Abdullahi

A trained community based paralegal. Working as MEL of a Legal empowerment providing organization.


Kwopnan Gutip

I am a legal Practitioner and a volunteer with Isa Wali Empowerment Initiative (IWEI). My interests lay in humanitarian services rule of law and justice for everyone, especially the common man. I look forward to advancing my knowledge frontiers and being of help to anyone who will need my assistance in this platform to the extent that I can.


Muhammad Abubakar

I am Muhammad abubakar, a law student at Ahmad Bello University Zaria. I am also a volunteer in ISA WALI EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVE. I want to join hand in helping humanity.


Obarike Isaac

I am passionate about the Rights of People and how such Rights can be Implemented in Every Society for Their betterment. Ensuring the government do it's part in order to reduce unemployment and crime. Also, i am passionate about Legal Advocacy to the Masses.


Peace Okeshola

I am a legal Practitioner called to the Nigerian Bar, and an associate of the Institute of Chartered Arbitrator (London)I also have interest in Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanism. I joined this platform to broaden my knowledge in my career and for easy access to information.


Tohwo Oseruvwoja

Am a Nigerian base in Nigeria, a Legal Practitioner by profession with Media Experience( As a reporter and Radio Presenter). Am part of this network, to contribute to humanity development particularly in the area of Human Rights, Good Governance, Economic empowerment and also be a front-liner in expanding the scoop of Human Right and Good Governance in Africa through advocacy, awareness Campaign , Soliciting and Stage Play.


Yusuf Nuhu

Yusuf Nuhu is a social worker with 8years experience working in the areas of education, health and human rights. I am currently the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer of his organization. i joined this network to share experiences and learning with other members in order to improve my approach to human rights programming.