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Osai Justina Ojigho was born in Lagos, Nigeria. She is a Lawyer by profession. She has had a varied career as she has worked for a conference company, law firm, market research organization, oil & gas company, and the International Criminal Court and legal consultancy firm. She currently works as a Programmes Officer with Alliances for Africa. She enjoys reading, music, the arts, meeting people, and surfing the net. Her personal philosophy is "Live and Let Live.”
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Support the Quota
System for Women
Interested in learning everything you can about the quota system and its effectiveness? Want to know the percentage of women in the national parliaments worldwide? Learn this and much more on the International IDEA and Stockholm University's new Web site Global Database of Quotas for Women.
Discover the Hunger Project
The Hunger Project (THP) is a global, strategic organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger by empowering millions of women and men in Asia, Africa and Latin America. In India they successfully train women to lead village councils. Learn about THP and contribute to their noble cause. (English)
Give Your Words Power
Comandanta Esther captivated the Mexican Congress with her 2001 speech-you can be as compelling with a speech of your own! Learn valuable speech writing and delivering techniques at iKNOW Politics. (English)
Do you CARE?
Join CARE in its fight to empower women around the world. Find out how to get involved.
Take Action for Mao Heng Feng
Don't let a woman's rights activist rot in jail! Send a letter to the Director of the Shanghai Women's Prison asking her to ensure that Mao Heng Feng is treated humanely. --English.
Promote Your African
Nominate an African woman for a leadership position to Femmes Africa Solidarité. Her name will be added to a database that institutions will reference when filling vacancies --English.
Speak Out Because
Your Opinion Matters!
No need to be a journalist to have your opinions broadcast in a newspaper. Learn how to write an effective letter to the editor. --English.
Learn to Lead
Download the Women's Learning Partnership's Leading to Choices: Leadership Training Handbook for Women. It is available in 16 languages! You are one click away from learning everything you need to know about empowerment and effective, participatory leadership.
The International Violence Against Women Act
The International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) is a historic and unprecedented effort of the U.S. government to take leadership in establishing an overall and integrated approach to respond and address violence against women and girls internationally. The Act establishes a Coordinator to Combat Violence Against Women Internationally. The time is now to capitalize on this awareness and support and to enact this comprehensive vision to address the problem of violence against women.
What is Pink and
Join outrageous, provocative, and creative women who are adamant to create change. From Guantanamo and Iraq to Pakistan and Darfur, take action with CODEPINK. -- English
Design Your Own
Read Write Think will make a political cartoonist out of you. Choose your protagonist, select your scenery, and make a political statement through art. -- English
Are You a Leader?
Are you a persuasive and charismatic speaker? Do you inspire others? Take this leadership test created by iKNOW Politics and learn where your strengths and weaknesses lie. (English)
Help End Violence Against Women and Girls: Sign the I-VAWA Petition!
It's estimated that 1 out of 3 women worldwide will be the victim of violence or abuse at some point in their lives. This must stop.
The International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA), is a bill now before Congress that, if passed, would, for the first time, comprehensively incorporate these solutions into all U.S. foreign assistance programs - solutions such as promoting women's economic opportunity, addressing violence against girls in school, and working to change public attitudes - bring about transformational change. Please urge Congress to make the IVAWA a reality for the millions of women worldwide it would affect by signing the petition.
Movers and Shakers
Get the latest info about women candidates, officeholders and voters in the US. Find out what research has shown about the difference political women make. Learn about public leadership education programs for college women. Discover training programs for women interested in running for office at any level. Start now by visiting Center for American Women and Politics.
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