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Yemisi Ilesanmi is an experienced trade unionist, advocate, human right activist, author and a passionate poet! She holds a Masters of Law degree in Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights.
She is a frontline human right advocate; she writes and speaks on a range of issues including workers rights, gender and sexuality issues. She is the author of the book 'Freedom To Love For All: Homosexuality is not Un-African'
Yemisi Ilesanmi is a passionate campaigner for equal rights, social justice and poverty alleviation.
She is the coordinator of the campaign group 'Nigerian LGBTIs in Diaspora Against Anti Same Sex Laws'.
2010 - present
Professional Executive Administrator National Union of Teachers, UK
I was responsible for assisting with the Union's relations with Trade Union Congress (TUC) including preparing TUC reports for NUT Executive members. I was also responsible for arranging and supervising the Union's presence at TUC annual congress.
2010 - present
Gender and Youth Officer
Nigeria Labour Congress
I helped implement the policies of the organization. I engaged in lobby and advocacy for progressive labour laws, decent work, decent pay, equality rights and workers rights. I also acted as in-house lawyer; I attended to Unions' case files and gave legal advice and recommendations.
Women Advocate Research and Documentation Center 2000-2002
I was responsible for developing and organising programs on gender rights. I gave legal advice to women who approached the organisation for help.
Keele University, Staffordshire, UK
Master of Laws-Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights (LL.M)
Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU),Nigeria.
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)