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Victoria Ijeoma Nwogu (MA), and has been qualified to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria since 2000.  She has over 12 years experience on gender, migration and women’s rights issues (especially sexual and gender based violence, human trafficking and migration) spanning legislative and policy advocacy, research, and training at local, regional and international levels.

From 2009 to 2011 she worked at the UNDP in Sierra Leone as the Programme Specialist on Sexual and Gender Based Violence, where she managed a project on promoting access to justice and service delivery to victims of sexual and gender based violence. She was the National Project Coordinator of the International Labour Organization’s Program against Forced Labour and Human Trafficking in West Africa (ILO- PATWA) from 2004 – 2006. Victoria has written many independent expert opinions on human trafficking, sexual and gender based violence, and migration cases from the UK. She is fluent in English, Igbo, Hausa and Krio/Pidgin with basic knowledge of French. At the moment, she works with the UN as the Gender Advisor to UNDP Somalia.