The Castan Centre 10th Anniversary Lecture Series
Nana Oye Lithur
How gender can affect progress towards the UN's Millennium Development Goals
Held at the Monash University Law Chambers, Melbourne
14 April 2010
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Nana Oye Lithur is the Chief Executive Director of the Human Rights Advocacy Centre and is a respected human rights activist in Ghana. Since 2004 she has worked as the Regional Coordinator (Africa Office) for the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI). Nana has been involved with the Coordinated African Regional Survey on Access to Information for Ghana, as well as running an access to justice program and a human rights clinic and coordinating the Coalition on the Freedom of Information Bill in Ghana. Nana has led several fact finding missions to investigate human rights violations in Ghana and has also worked as a lecturer, presenting Human Rights/CHRI human rights lectures for journalism students. Nana has also been recognised for her work in human rights and in 2008 was a recipient and champion torch bearer for women's rights, one of 100 selected globally by the Danish Government. She was also a recipient of Vera Chirwa Award for human rights in Africa, in the year 2007, from the University of Pretoria. This event is co-sponsored BusEco PAL Program.