Ngozi Ugo Emeka-Nwobia is currently a lecturer in the Department of Languages and Linguistics at Ebonyi State University, Nigeria. She holds an MA in sociolinguistics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria, and a PhD in sociolinguistics from Ebonyi State Univeristy, Abakaliki, Nigeria. She is a former recipient of the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa 2012 doctoral dissertation research fellowship and 2013 doctoral dissertation completion fellowship.

Mediation & Reconciliation | May 28, 2015

Women’s Involvement in Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution among the Igbo of Southeastern Nigeria

“As the Igbo case demonstrates, governments and international organizations—in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa—have to ensure a narrative that extends beyond the usual stories of women as victims to how they use their agency and mobilize themselves to work for peace at home and within the community, and how those efforts may be formally recognized, documented, and scaled up on a continent striving for peace.”

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A Nigerian woman shares a smile.