Emem Ette Esq

Emem Ette Esq


Emem Ette Esq, is an accomplished and practising ADR and social conflict management expert with over 1000 cases resolved, including communal land 

ownership disputes, women land rights, child custody, widows disinheritance etc.

She is also a skilled social advocacy professional, with long standing experience and interest in peace building and social coexistence, an accomplished gender advocate, well vested in social reintegration, rehabilitation and collaborations  with 

Government and other development partners through the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) where she served as Chairperson from 2018 – 2021.

She has in the past 20 years, been actively involved in leading the provision of temporary shelter for survivors of sexual and other gender based violence.

She is currently studying for her PhD. in Women and Children’s Protection and has been using her skills and knowledge in ensuring women and children have easy access to justice.

She is a Director and Head of the Akwa Ibom State Government Sexual and Gender Based Violence Response Department,  

Ministry of Justice, Uyo and Secretary of the State’s Gender-Based Violence Management Committee. She belongs to many professional organisations  including the Nigerian Bar Association where she has served as Treasurer, Welfare Secretary and 1st Vice Chairman.  She’s a member of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators and the African Women in Leadership Organisation where she is the General Secretary and Legal Counsel.

She has won several awards including the 2021 Integrity Icon Award by Accountability Lab