Internationa Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA)
Aderonke Motunrayo Ige is a legal practitioner with a passion for development. She is urrently the public relations officer of International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA). She holds a bachelor of laws degree from the university of Benin, Nigeria, after which she proceeded to the Nigeria law school where she bagged barrister at Law qualification.
In line with her passion for development, she moved away from the private firm of Adebayo Fajuyi & Co in the year 2010, to join the new initiative for social development (NISD). A non-government organization, where she was the human right projects coordinator. In that capacity she facilitated the process to protect, promote and defend the rights of women and children in Ekiti State by coordinating the process to increase female participation from 0 percent to 30 percent in the Ekiti State legislature by 2011.
In her quest for promotion of human rights in general and the rights of women and children in particular, she is undertaken a number of development initiative cutting across various classes of persons within the society.
She carried out Free Legal Aid for indigent members of society and Prisoners Awaiting Trial in Ekiti State, with the support of United State Ambassador Self Help/Democracy and Human Rights Fund of the United State Government.
She moved ahead to work with the Justice, Development and Peace Commission (JDPC), Ibadan in the year 2011 as a programme officer. Since then, she has pushed laudable initiatives and reforms through Legislative Advocacy, most recent of which is the “Community Service Punishment initiative” for minor offences, and the “Administration of Criminal Justice” initiative of Oyo State.
She is an advocate for good governance, who has campaigned for qualitative representation in government and has challenged the status quo government on several platforms. She enjoys engaging with children for meaningful development as well as developing youth.