Ibeanusi, Kate Ijeoma

Ibeanusi, Kate Ijeoma has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She has an MA in African Studies with specialty in Applied Anthropology from the same University.  She obtained a Diploma in Development Leadership from the Coady International Institute- St Francis Xavier University, NS Canada and a Certificate in Social Sector Management with emphasis on Transformational Leadership from the Enterprise Development Centre of the Pan African University, Lagos.

Kate Ibeanusi has in the last 7 years+, worked in the field of advocating for the rights of women, girls and children in Nigeria. She has provided a wide range of services to abused women and young girls in need of access to justice, medical care and rehabilitation while working with Project Alert on Violence Against Women. In recognition of her efforts at addressing issues of Gender-Based Violence with specific interest on women, girls and children, she was honoured with the Katherine Fleming International Development Award in 2014 at the Coady Institute.

Up on till recently, she was the Assistant Director, Institutional Support with PRAWA.PRAWA is a nongovernmental organization that works to promote institutional reforms for access to justice, rehabilitation and social development of prisoners, ex-prisoners, torture victims and youths at risk..

Kate is a human rights advocate with special interests on gender and general family matters. She is an advocate for equal rights and opportunities, a counsellor, facilitator and promoter of equitable relationships and a balanced family life. Kate is the founder of the Initiative for Sustaining Family Unity – IforSFU a nongovernmental Social enterprise set up to provide qualitative services to members of society for the actualization of violence free families through counselling, training and referrals.


Research Interests:

  • Gender Based Violence and Modern Terrorism
  • Impact of Gender Based Violence on Social Integration
  • Family Protection and Peace Building in Africa

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