Eleanor Nwadinobi, MBBS, EMA, FAAC, Nigeria, is an independent gender, health, women’s rights, and women, peace, and security consultant. She has worked on a wide range of issues including child trafficking, girls education, peace building, and violence prevention with the African Union, ECOWAS, UNICEF, the World Bank and others. Eleanor oversaw the women, peace and security networks that conducted advocacy on the Nigerian National Action plan, including special initiatives around widows and persons with disabilities in conflict-prone environments. The network actively advocated for the release of the 200 Chibok girls abducted by insurgents. More recently, Eleanor facilitated support for passage of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition act in Nigeria. Eleanor has presented numerous papers on women’s rights and security, most recently “Achieving Economic Empowerment and the Women Peace and Security Agenda” at the 2018 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women conference. Eleanor is president of Widows Development Organisation and president-elect nominee of the Medical Women’s International Association, a global association for women physicians. Eleanor joined the Every Woman Treaty Working Group in 2016 and served on the Expert Special Committee Life Stages. She speaks here with FiLiA’s Julian Norman.
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