Fatima Waziri - Azi

Joined Feb 2009
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About Me

I am a Nigerian attorney and an academic with extensive experience in research, publication and training. My passion particularly lies in the area of women and children. I have a masters degree in International Law & Human Rights from St Thomas University School of Law Miami, Florida, USA and a Doctor of Juridical Science Degree, just a fancy name for a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pennsylvania, USA. My doctoral dissertation focused on the role law plays in challenging and curbing corruption through the use of anti corruption commissions.

Some years ago, I was fortunate to represent the organization i was working with before the African Commission of Human and People's Rights, in Banjul, The Gambia, bringing before the Commission the human rights deterioration in Nigeria and the travesty of justice experienced every day. I am a consultant and I consult for local and international organizations.

I love to travel. I have being to numerous African countries, United States of America, Canada, Spain, United Kingdom Ireland, Dubai, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, France, Belgium, Czech Republic, Italy, Jamaica, Seychelles..... Just to mention a few. I love to put my thoughts on paper and share it with the world. I have authored and co - authored numerous articles and publications most of which borders on corruption, women's rights and developmental issues. I have been an online community volunteer and listener with World Pulse since 2009 and via this platform i have been privileged to interact with thousands of strong amazing women from all over the world. .

I am the youngest of 5 biological siblings, you can call me the big baby of the family. I have an adopted brother and sister whom i adore so very much. I am a fun person who exhumes positivity at all times, I love to laugh, meet people and share ideas. I see myself as an extrovert but could be shy sometimes. I relax by just listening to soft music, reading an easy novel and generally enjoying my domain whilst basking in the ambiance of my environment. I am a scrabble addict and can play scrabble back to back for 24 hours....lol. I used to play basketball till i hurt my knee. I love my music, it keeps me sane and i love movies too, i like to keep up with recently released movies. I believe in God and I try to be a better person each day.

Presently, I work with the Nigerian public service and I run my own NGO called the Safe Haven Foundation (SHF). SHF creates awareness against domestic violence through education, advocacy and research. Our main goal is to provide free temporary shelter in Abuja for women and their children who are fleeing their attacker. Statistics has shown that most women remain in abusive relationships because they do not have anywhere to go to. SHF intends to bridge that gap.

My goal in life is to make positive impact in the lives of people everywhere through my work and to be able to be the voice of the voiceless and less privileged.

My Vision

My vision for the future is to see the unification of mankind and the acceptance of all despite our race, colour, language, background and sex.