A prolific writer, feminist and renowned activist for women’s human rights and peace Limota Goroso-Giwa is the executive director of the International Women Communication Center (IWCC), a women’s human rights NGO committed to promoting and protecting the rights of women, girls and vulnerable groups in Nigeria.
Limota hosted urban poor constituencies to participate in and have an impact on consultations on framing the New Urban Agenda in Africa. She has been a steadfast champion of positioning housing, settlement and access to decent work and basic services as a priority in the women’s movement and gender equality and women’s empowerment in the housing, settlement and sustainable cities movement. She has also been instrumental in promoting the bottom-up process of community organising for planning and management of cities across Nigeria.
Limota is a skilled advocate for women’s land and property rights in the context of Muslim laws and customs, and recognition of unpaid care and support work associated with HIV/Aids by community women. She has fostered sustained coalition building among self-help women’s groups from diverse religious backgrounds to counter conflict and divisions, and empower women to claim their rights to better living conditions, decent work and expanded roles in public decision making.
Limota is a champion of intercultural and inclusive processes for healthier, more resilient and more prosperous cities, families, and communities.