Helen Kezie-Nwoha is a feminist peace activist and a women human rights defender from Nigeria. She is currently the Executive Director at The Women’s International Peace Centre, formerly Isis Women’s International Cross Cultural Exchange (Isis-WICCE). The Centre is a feminist organisation that focus on promoting women’s rights in conflict and post conflict settings.
Helen has an academic background in gender and international development with over 18 years of experience working on women’s rights, gender, peace building, conflict resolution and governance in Nigeria, Liberia, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Uganda. She has led peace advocacy efforts at international, regional and national levels specifically in Africa and Asia.
Her research interests focus on women’s peace efforts and women’s participation in peace building and post conflict reconstruction; documenting women and girls’ refugee experiences; and gender and humanitarian response. She is currently researching grassroots women’s peace efforts in South Sudan and gender and post conflict reconstruction in northern Uganda.
Over the years through her feminist peace activism Helen has supported women to be active in peace building and post conflict reconstruction processes; including supporting the women human rights defenders in conflict and post conflict settings.
Helen is a member of FEMWISE Africa, Uganda Technical Working Group on the National Action Plan for the implementation of UNSCR1325 and a Board Member of the Women Human Rights Defenders Network, Uganda.