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Fatima Waziri- Azi: Portrait of New Naptip DG

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Dr. Fatima Waziri – Azi, a Nigerian attorney and an academic, she is the founder of Safe Haven Foundation (SHF).

SHF was conceived out of the recognition of disturbing problem of domestic violence and the need for the continuous campaign against domestic violence through education and most importantly for the provision of temporary shelter for domestic violence victims and their children who are fleeing their attacker.

 

Dr. Fatima Waziri – Azi, LL.B., B.L., LL.M., S.J.D. (Ph.D in Law)

As it stands today, Nigeria is in dire need of well-funded shelters and relief support for domestic violence victims. Moreover, the provision of shelter and other services is a critical part of states’ obligation to protect victims of violence.

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Dr. Azi is Rule of Law Advisor to the President, at the Office of the Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Dr. Waziri – Azi has always had the passion when it came to women and children’s issues. As a program officer with the Human Rights Law Service (HURILAWS)/ Olisa Agbakoba Legal, her designation was the women’s rights desk.

Dr. Waziri – Azi also worked with the New York City, Administration of Children Services, Division of Legal Services in the State of New York. She was a Legal Fellow at Transparency International USA, Washington DC. She consults for national and international organizations. Her name is well known in Nigerian public sector and is into academic research.

Dr. Waziri – Azi holds a Masters in Law degree from St Thomas University School of Law, Miami, Florida – U.S.A and a Doctor of Juridical Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – U.S.A.

She is an Associate member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK); member, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA); member, Association of Women in Development (AWID); member, Women in International Security (WIIS) and member, International Scrabble Club (ISC).

She is an online community volunteer with World Pulse. Dr Waziri – Azi has authored numerous publications in various books and journals; her interest lies in the area of human rights and her goal in life is to make a positive impact in the lives of people through her work.

She was appointed Director General, National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons ( NAPTIP) by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday 8th September, 2021.

Dr Waziri – Azi can be reached via email at fatima@safehaven-foundation.org.

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