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Francisca Ngozi Uti


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Sister Francisca Ngozi Uti, HHCJ, is a member of the Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus in Abuja. She holds a Ph.D. in gender and women's studies, an MBA, and a B.S. in institutional management. Sr. Uti is the founder and current executive director of the Centre for Women Studies and Intervention where she conducts initiatives, programs, and research centered around the holistic empowerment of women to promote gender equality and equity. Sr. Uti previously served as a lecturer and bursar at a seminary in Nigeria and has held various leadership positions within her congregation. An outspoken advocate for women’s rights, she has met with principal Church authorities to call attention to gender issues. Sr. Uti is part of the inaugural cohort of the Women in Faith Leadership Fellowship.

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