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Nana Oye Lithur

Nana Oye Lithur

Nana Oye Bampoe Addo, previously known as Nana Oye Lithur, is a Ghanaian barrister and politician, renowned Human Rights advocate, and a former Minister for Gender, Children, and Social Protection.

1992

 Early life and Education 1992
01 July 1992

Early life and Education 1992

She attended Wesley Girls' High School and Ridge Church School for her education. She earned a law degree from the University of Ghana in Legon as well as a master's degree in law, human rights, and democratization in Africa from the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

2004

Consultant
29 June 2004

Consultant

She served as the primary consultant for the 2004 Ghana NEPAD/Africa Peer Review Mechanism Report's human rights section. The OSI/AFRIMAP Report on Ghana's Access to Justice was also written by Nana Oye Lithur.She is famous for her fierce enthusiasm and commitment to promoting gender equality and human rights.

2009

 Advocacy
08 July 2009

Advocacy

Her advocacy group aids in the legal access of the underprivileged. The center has handled 677 human rights claims since 2009.

2011

Commonwealth Secretary-General
05 July 2011

Commonwealth Secretary-General

The Commonwealth Secretary-General chose Nana Oye Lithur to be a member of the Commonwealth Observer Group for the Guyana national and local elections in November 2011.

2012

 Awards
04 July 2012

Awards

Recipient of the African Servant Leadership Award (2011)


Champion of Women's Rights Award (2012)


West African Women in Leadership Award for Distinguished Impact

2013

Minister
10 July 2013

Minister

she served as Ghana's Minister for Gender, Children, and Social Protection.


 

2023

Regional Coordinator
05 July 2023

Regional Coordinator

She has served as the Regional Coordinator (Africa Office) for the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative as well as the Executive Director of the Human Rights Advocacy Center. She has held advisory positions with the International Consortium on Realizing Reproductive Rights and served on the steering council of the International Consortium on Medical Abortion.

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