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Chidinma Umahi Nwankwo looks at the camera smiling, wearing a pink shirt.

Chidinma Umahi  Nwankwo is an LLM Student at the Tulane Law School enrolled  in International and Comparative Law program . Her interest areas are women studies, International law, human rights and development. She is also a Philanthropic Education Organization (PEO) Sisterhood scholarship recipient for the 2019/2020 academic session. Her directed research will be focused on Protection of women’s right in Nigeria against gender-based violence and other socio-cultural issues.

Prior to her studies in the United States, she has worked with Partners West Africa Nigeria, the Women’s Advocate (Legal Center for Women), Ebonyi State University Law Clinic, Ministry of Justice, Minna, Niger State where she offered her services towards the promotion of pro bono legal services, clinical legal education, criminal justice reform, women’s right, social justice and rule of law. As an Advocacy Fellow with the Women’s Advocate, she has rendered free legal services to women of low-income communities and was actively engaged in community advocacy in Schools, Internal Displaced Camps (IDP) and various communities in Northern Nigeria.

Chidinma is currently the Graduate Administrative Assistant with the Taylor Centre. Her primary duties include assisting with the general operations of the administrative office, providing support for event coordination and planning. She hopes to use this opportunity to learn about the impact of design thinking, social innovation towards solving human right and developmental issues.

Upon the completion of her studies, she intends to return to Nigeria to help solve developmental issues hindering on the growth of human right and gender studies in Nigeria.

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