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Isa Wali Empowerment Initiative (IWEI)

Kano, Nigeria
Joined April 2016


Presence in: Nigeria
Focus: Access to Information, Criminal Justice, Economic Empowerment, Gender-based violence, Women's Rights

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.

People Associated With This Organization

Amina Hanga

Nigeria  
Isa Wali Empowerment Initiative (IWEI)
Joined July 2012
Interests: Gender-based violence
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

Nigeria  
Isa Wali Empowerment Initiative (IWEI)
Joined June 2012
Interests: Economic Empowerment, Gender-based violence, Housing & Sanitation
Passionate about supporting the vulnerable in the society.

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Hafsat Buhari

Nigeria  
Isa Wali Empowerment Initiative (IWEI)
Joined December 2018
Interests: Other
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

Nigeria  
Isa Wali Empowerment Initiative (IWEI)
Joined April 2019
Interests: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Economic Empowerment, Generalist Legal Services, Women's Rights
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

Nigeria  
Isa Wali Empowerment Initiative (IWEI) (Unverified)
Joined August 2019
Interests: Access to Information, Criminal Justice, Education, Family, Gender-based violence
A trained community based paralegal. Working as MEL of a Legal empowerment providing organization.

Martha Adams

Nigeria  
Isa Wali Empowerment Initiative (IWEI) (Unverified)
Joined January 2017
Interests: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Education, Family, Gender-based violence, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
My name is Martha B. Adams from Nigeria, I am married and blessed with children. I am a trained paralegal and have the passion to work in areas were i can be of help to women, youth and children. i am looking forward to helping others in need of human right, information services and also ways i can learn more to help me in my area of work and desire.
As a paralegal i do
- Educate people about their legal rights and how to enforce them
- Help and provide basic advice and counselling to individuals and groups on how to resolve their problems
- Provide guidance on how to institute a legal matter in court
- Make referrals to appropriate lawyers, persons and organisations to assists with their challenges
- Act as a mediator or conciliator to assist parties in resolving their problems
- Accompany parties to court offer moral support.

Muhammad Abubakar

Nigeria  
Isa Wali Empowerment Initiative (IWEI) (Unverified)
Joined March 2017
Interests: Criminal Justice, Economic Empowerment, Education, Gender-based violence, Health, Women's Rights
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

Nigeria  
Isa Wali Empowerment Initiative (IWEI) (Unverified)
Joined May 2017
Interests: Access to Information, Citizenship, Corruption, Economic Empowerment, Education, Environmental Justice, Governance, Land & Natural Resources, Peace-building
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

Nigeria  
Isa Wali Empowerment Initiative (IWEI) (Unverified)
Joined May 2017
Interests: Access to Information, Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Labor & Employment, Peace-building, Women's Rights
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

Nigeria  
Isa Wali Empowerment Initiative (IWEI) (Unverified)
Joined May 2017
Interests: Citizenship, Criminal Justice, Economic Empowerment, Education, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance
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

Nigeria  
Isa Wali Empowerment Initiative (IWEI)
Joined April 2016
Interests: Education, Gender-based violence, Health
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.

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