Juliet Nnedinma Ulanmo

Barrister Juliet Nnedinma Ulanmo (she/her) is a legal practitioner, with extensive experience in human, sexual and LGBTIQ rights activism and has major interest in public interest litigation.

Her human rights work started with the International Centre for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (INCRESE), where she started out as a volunteer and worked for several years as a program officer. She presently volunteers with INCRESE on part time basis as a legal officer.

Nnedinma is the ILGA Pan Africa female co-Chair and has served on a number of Boards in the past years including the ILGA Pan Africa Board.

Nnedinma is the Principal Partner of Nnedinma & Nnedinma Law Firm and a co-Founder of Women Action for Gender Equality (WAGE), the first LBQT organisation based in the core northern region of Nigeria, where she is also the Director of Programme and her responsibilities includes providing programmatic support in developing strategies for advocacy and empowerment programmes that promotes innovative approaches that will enable disadvantaged groups - especially LBQT women - access rights, eliminate discrimination and violence and entrench equality. 

Nnedinma is a member of Litigation Surgery Network in Nigeria, member, International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) and member, Nigeria Bar Association (NBA). She is currently actively involved as part of the legal team challenging the Constitutionality of the Same-sex Marriage Prohibition Act (2014) in the legal case instituted by the LGBTIQ community against the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Nnedinma holds a B.L in Law from the Bayero University Kano (BUK), where she studied both the English Common Law and the Shari’ah Legal System. She also holds a Diploma in Public Administration, a Certificate in Psychology and Psycho-social Counselling. She is currently a Masters Degree candidate at the Nigeria Open University.

organisation: International Centre for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (Nigeria)