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ITUNU OMOLARA ORIYE

Writer, Photographer & Human Rights Advocate

TEDxPortharcourt

TEDxPortHarcourt 2018
Itunu Omolara Oriye is a human rights lawyer and advocate, feminist, writer and documentary photographer.

She is passionate about Human Rights, Equality, Diversity and a functional Nigeria. She is currently running a self-funded research on Nigeria's history, its people and problems and has recently completed a tour of Eastern Nigeria. Omolara believes that the problems in Nigeria can be solved more effectively if we first understand what plagues us. Her writing consists of academic papers, narrative non-fiction, and travel journaling.

In the last few yes, she has managed a project called the Leadership Development Programme that seeks to build new activists in Anglophone Africa. She inspires Social Consciousness, Citizen Participation in Governance and Gender Equality. She has also worked as a Litigation Lawyer on Human Rights issues and currently does Human Rights Strategy, Grassroots Engagement and Policy Advocacy.

She currently works as the Director of Human Rights and Advocacy at The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs). She sits on the Board of iamvocal.ng, an organization working towards overhauling how grassroots people view social issues and politics. She runs a social impact organization called For Citizens By Citizens, which encourages feminist ideals, inspires social consciousness and diversity.