Nigeria Program Officer, Abuja
Anne Ikpeme, an attorney, manages the International Human Rights Law Group's women's rights program and the programs focusing on government/anti-corruption and on ecology/environment. Ms. Ikpeme also provides legal advice for the IHRLG Nigeria team in the areas of democracy and human rights and helps manage relations with local civil society organizations. Prior to joining IHRLG, she coordinated women's empowerment, women's rights advocacy and youth development programs for the Center for Development and Population Activities' democracy and governance project in the south and southeastern states of Nigeria. Ms. Ikpeme is an active participant in Nigerian civil society, pro-democracy and women's rights organizations including: Women in Nigeria, a pan-Nigerian NGO which focuses on women's concerns, development and mobilization; Society of Women and Aids in Africa, Nigeria Chapter; and International Federation of Women Lawyers, which focuses on women's and children's human rights.
Ms. Ikpeme has also coordinated the activities of the Nigeria Youth Aids Program-Lagos, a National NGO established to mobilize in and out of school youth and drug abusers on health promotion and self-protection.
She is a member of the human right's committee of the International Bar Association and holds a Bachelor of Law Degree from the Nigerian Law School and a Masters of Law Degree from Enugu State University.