Project Alert is a non-governmental women's rights organisation set up in January 1999 to promote and protect the rights of women and young girls. The headquaters of Project Alert is in Lagos while Abuja has a branch office.
At Project Alert we seek to influence society by actively advocating for zero tolerance for all forms of violence against women / young girls.
“Well-informed society where there is zero tolerance for all forms of violence against women”
“To educate the society on the forms and prevalence of violence against women and render practical support to female victims of violence”
Dignity of the human person
Freedom from Torture
Theoretical knowledge of gender and women’s rights issues
Board of trustee members
Mrs. Lucy Wiltshire (An Accountant)
Mrs. Bridget Osakwe (An Administrator)
Mrs. Josephine Effah – Chukwuma (An Activist and Sociologist)
Dr (Mrs.) Ngozi Osarenren (A University Senior Lecturer)
Mrs. Josephine Prest (A Journalist)
Ms Sylvia Effah (An Economist)
MANAGEMENT AND STAFF
|| Executive Director
||Programme Officer - Human Rights Education
||Programme Officer - Support Services Programme
|Ms. Nwanda Oluka
||Assistant Programme Officer
Josephine is a women’s rights activist. She holds a degree in English from the University of Calabar and a Master degree in Women and Gender Development from the University of Hague, the Netherlands. An ASHOKA fellow, she has taken several international courses in human and women rights in Africa and the United States of America facilitated by her penchant for knowledge. Her doggedness and untiring effort in Women’s human right crusade has won her several awards such as Leadership Award by the faculty of Arts students’ Association University of Calabar and Lay Apostolate Centre, Lagos among others. She is an authority and a reputable author of many books and publications on women’s rights and gender, particularly in Nigeria. She is also a resource person as she constantly delivers lectures on Gender based issue across the latitude and longitude of Nigeria. She is the founder and executive director of Project Alert on Violence Against Women in Nigeria.
Josephine is happily married with children.
She enjoys reading and listening to good music at her leisure.
Assistant Programme Officer
Nwanda Oluka is a graduate of law from the River State University of Technology with several years of experience in private practice before joining Project Alert as an Assistant Programmes Officer. Wanda as she is fondly called has attended several international trainings and seminars.
Her passion lies in influencing disadvantage people positively and she hopes to further her studies in International Humanitarian Law in the nearest future. Her hobbies are reading, meeting people, swimming and meditating.
Benjamin Ocholuje Odeh
Benjamin holds a degree in Law from the prestigious University of Jos, plateau state after which he was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2006. He also holds a professional certificate on Alternative Dispute Resolution. He has been engaged in active legal practice since then with Frank Eke and Co the legal firm that has a retainership with Project Alert.
Ben’s interest since joining the Project Alert team has tilted towards human rights with specific interests in women and children’s rights. Typically he has been involved in prosecuting criminal cases such as Child defilement, rape, assault on women and girls, child care and welfare, he is actively involved in adopting the Alternative Dispute Resolution strategy in resolving matrimonial disputes.
Ben uses his spare time to get enough rest and also visits friends; he is married with a child.
Biodun holds a G.C.E. ordinary level with strong aspiration to go further academically. Before joining Project Alert in 2007, Biodun had worked with Dunamis Paints Ltd as a front desk officer. He is currently the Admin/ Office Assistant in Project Alert.
In his spare time, Biodun reads and watches football.
Elizabeth Owaiye is a graduate of Banking and Finance from Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo. She is a qualified Accounting Technician from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) in 2001.
Before joining Project Alert, where she is currently an Accounting Intern, she has worked with other agencies.;her hobbies are learning new things and meeting people.
Adeyemi Oluwatosin is a graduate of International Relations from Covenant University. An associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Mangement(CIPM), knowledge of project management(Prince2).A people person with excellent communication and Interpersonal Skills, A good motivator, I Love meeting people and giving them hope. Loves cooking and travelling.