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Charmaine Pereira is a feminist scholar-activist living and working in Abuja, Nigeria. She is editor of special issue number 22, of the continental scholarly journal Feminist Africa, on the theme of ‘Feminists Organising – Strategy, Voice, Power’.
Pereira has been an active force in the coalition pushing for the passage of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015, and is currently Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Legislative Advocacy Coalition on Violence Against Women (LACVAW). Her work addresses the themes of feminist thought and practice; gender, sexual harassment and university education; sexuality and gender politics in the practice of Shari’a; women organising and the state.
She is the author of Gender in the Making of the Nigerian University System (James Currey/Partnership for Higher Education in Africa, 2007) and editor of Changing Narratives of Sexuality: Contestations, Compliance and Women’s Empowerment (Zed, 2014).