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Grace Akpan

28 years old

Key areas of interest

SRHR, Youth leadership, SOGI, women’s right, advocacy and empowerment.

Relevant Experience

Grace is a young sexual health and rights advocate with a specific interest in LGBTQI rights and conversations, movement building and capacity development. She is an advocate for sexual orientation, gender identity expression, and sex characteristics. (SOGIESC). She currently serves internationally as a board member at Interfaith Diversity Network for West Africa and nationally as a Programs Officer at Dynamic Initiative for Healthcare and Human Rights where she focuses on expanding public knowledge and discourse on queer issues regarding health, education through public advocacy and project management.

Grace’s experience in advocacy has seen her work on various projects including Needs assessment of Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women in the North-Central geopolitical zone in Nigeria, Advocacy training on SRHR and Early and Forced Marriages in Cotonou, Republic of Benin, Facilitation on SOGIESC and an ongoing project on safety and security for the Trans and Intersex individuals in Abuja Nigeria.

Additional information

Grace holds a degree in Business Education from Federal College of Education, Lagos, Nigeria and recently passionate about the feminist movement, and actively engaged in the Universal Health Coverage for youth space.

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