Jameelah Abdussalam Yusuf

Jameelah Abdussalam Yusuf is a Lawyer and A Gender and Development Practitioner. She obtained her Bachelor’s in Law and Professional Certification from Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto and Nigerian Law school Abuja, respectively. She most recently obtained a post-graduate diploma in International Gender Studies from the University of Iceland through a UNESCO Fellowship Programme.  

Jameelah is passionate about matters of social justice and this is evident in the various community development projects she has taken part in over the years both as an organizer and a volunteer. She has worked on several projects that advances the access of girls and women especially in Local Communities to Education. She believes that with enlightenment and the required support network, more women would be able to stand up to societal oppression and injustice.