Meet the Team

Janet Gbam, ESQ

Co-founder, Executive Director

Janet is a lawyer and human rights advocate. She has more than 10 years experience advocating for the rights of underprivileged persons.

She holds a master of laws degree from the University of Pretoria's Centre for Human Rights and is currently a doctoral researcher at the same institution.

She is a Mandela Washington Fellow and A Mandela Rhodes Scholar.

Ahmed Adetola Kazeem, ESQ

Co-founder, Coordinator Lagos

Katumi Oboiren Mohammed, ESQ

Co-founder, Coordinator Kano

Katumi Mohammed Oboirien has over ten years of experience as a pro-bono lawyer and legal practitioner with the Legal Aids Council of Nigeria and as the Principal partner of Al-Naseerah chambers. She is the founder of Al-Naseerah legal clinic, a non for profit organization, co-founder of The Network of Pro-bono Lawyers in Nigeria with over six years experience as Senior Programme officer with Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA). She holds a law degree from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and has a master’s degree in Business and commercial law and currently undergoing a master at law degree in International law and jurisprudence with specialization in Human right laws and terrorism at the Bayero University, Kano.

Katumi is a member of International Federation of Women Lawyers in Nigeria and former, financial secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association, Kano Branch. She is a Mandela Washington Fellow (MWF) and holds the University of Delaware Global MWF Superlative Awards as The Most Dedicated.

Oche Tony Onazi, ESQ

Programs Manager

Andrea Vanen Kwen, ESQ

Director of Communications

Andrea is a human rights lawyer, a development communications practitioner, and women’s rights activist with over four years of multi-sectoral experience in human rights law and gender development, particularly as it relates to the promotion and protection of the sexual, reproductive, and socio-economic rights of girls and women in Nigeria.

She studied Law at Benue State University, and upon graduation, attended the Nigerian Law School, Bwari Campus. In her spare time, Andrea loves to write, read and spend quality time with her loved ones.

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