Interview with Josephine Nzerem
Josepine Nzerem is a Nigerian entrepreneur and activist. Her work focuses on protecting women from disinheritance and other socio-economic abuses. She educates women and men to acknowledge and provide for women’s right to own and inherit property. She was elected an Ashoka Fellow in 2002 and went on to become the Director, Venture and Talent for Ashoka Africa. In this interview she speaks about her personal journey, as well as the problems facing Nigerian widows who are disinherited. She connects this struggle to the Covid-19 pandemic and the increase in women’s vulnerabilities in the country. Lastly, she lays out her theory of change making and community activism.
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Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, 2020-10-02
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