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Meet Woman Of Substance And Essence , Dame Julie Okah Donli


 Dame Okah-Donli is one of Nigeria’s brilliant and beautiful women doing exploits on international platforms. She has proven beyond doubt that she’s not only a leader but a change-maker. Her doggedness and resolute commitment have rewritten the narrative that belittles or undermines the strength of a woman.

She was the chairman of the board of Trustees for the UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons. 

While serving as the Chair, Dame Okah-Donli brought her invaluable expertise in human trafficking to the Trust Fund as the Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in Nigeria since 2017 and has long been a global voice on Trafficking in person issues. 

During her tenure at NAPTIP, she successfully lobbied the government of Nigeria to extend its whistle-blowing policy to human trafficking issues, positively impacting the reporting of this crime in her home country.


She further established the NAPTIP Rapid Response Squad to counter criminal activity and piloted joint operations with Spain, the United Kingdom and law enforcement agencies in the region. Through her expertise in communications, she has raised awareness about the issue of human trafficking in Nigeria, campaigning for more involvement of the private sector and individuals in fighting this crime, and even launching a weekly TV segment in local television on the topic.


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  1. Nigerian women on the move! Impacting the society and bringing in change in our society! Congrats Dame!

  2. Your passion for humanity is seen in your hard work and impact on human trafficking. You are a true example of how excellent women can be in leadership. You are resilient, strong and a focused driven woman.. a trailblazer indeed..keep up the good work.. more grace 🙏

  3. Dame Julie Okah-Donli, resilient, trailblazer, determined, dogged, hardworking, eloquent, and a goal-getter! Glad to have worked with her and I love the fact that she's so determined and is not afraid to explore new terrains.

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  5. Indeed she is a woman of grace, poise, strength, and passion. A true example of great women in leadership, driven by her determination and commitment to be the voice of the voiceless and oppressed women in Nigeria. Her work so far has been impeccable and we are hopeful she will continue to have the right platform and opportunities needed to continue the great work she started. Well done Dame!