With over 18 years experience in Law, labor/ Industrial Relations, Advocacy, Community Mobilization, Gender Equality and Youth program activities in West Africa, Nkechi Odinukwe is currently the Senior Program Officer at Solidarity Center Office in Nigeria. Before her current post, she served at various times, since 1999 as senior attorney in a law firm, community mobilization/ hygiene & sanitation officer with the European Union and a volunteer gender activist with community based organizations in Nigeria. Ms. Odinukwe holds a Masters Degree in Law, has attended several trainings on labor relations, gender equality programming and was recently in 2015 inducted as a Gender@Work Associate. Nkechi enjoys writing stories around women empowerment and equality issues Her stories are widely published in national newspapers in her country. A Christian, Nkechi is married with children.