Folusho Shado (2009)

Lagos , NGA
Folusho De-Grata Shado has been Program Coordinator with the Justice Research Institute of Nigeria and Programs Manager at the People's Advice Center in Lagos, Nigeria. In 2005 she volunteered with the International Secretariat of Amnesty International in London, where she focused on legal issues concerning violence against women. Folusho has also worked as a legal officer with the Nigerian Ministry of Justice at the Directorate for Citizens' Rights, where she provided legal services to those served by the ministry. While at the Nigerian Ministry of Justice, Folusho served on the editorial board of the ministry's newspaper, Justice Now, and revised and redrafted legislation for Lagos State. Folusho served as Secretary for the Prisons Welfare Group of the Lagos Corpers' Legal Aid Volunteer Group, which monitored and reported human rights abuses and violations of persons in detention. Folusho earned her LLB from the Nigerian Law School in 2002 and her LLM from the University of Pretoria in 2004. As a PILnet International Fellow, Folusho developed a comprehensive toolkit for advocating and litigating issues of economic, social and cultural rights in Nigeria.