Breaking the Silence
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About PROJECTALERT

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.

Our Vision
“Well-informed society where there is zero tolerance for all forms of violence against women”

Mission
“To educate the society on the forms and prevalence of violence against women and render practical support to female victims of violence”

Core Values
Dignity of the human person
Freedom from Torture
Bodily Integrity
Equal Opportunity
Non-discrimination

Distinctive Competences
Analytical skills
Communication skills
Counselling
Theoretical knowledge of gender and women’s rights issues
Project management
Research

Board of trustee members
Mrs. Lucy Wiltshire (An Accountant)
Mrs. Bridget Osakwe (An Administrator)
Mrs. Josephine Effah – Chukwuma (An Activist and Sociologist)
Prof (Mrs.) Ngozi Osarenren (A University Senior Lecturer)
Mrs. Josephine Prest (A Journalist)
Ms Sylvia Effah (An Economist)

MANAGEMENT AND STAFF

Josephine  Effah-Chukwuma Executive Director
Bar. Benjamin Odeh   Legal Officer
Bar. Samuel Akpologun Legal Officer
Nsini Udonta Shelter Administrator/Counselor
Rita Akpapuna Counselor
Samuel Osifuye Assistant Programme Officer
Tunde Aluko Account Officer
Gabriel Akinremi I.T. Officer
Wuraola Kayode Programme Assit Intern
Abimbola Adeniji Assistant Programme Officer
Chidinma Pius Programme Assit Intern

STAFF PROFILE

Josephine EFFAH-CHUKWUMA
Executive Director

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.

 

 

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