Nana Oye Lithur is a respected Lawyer, Human Rights Activist and Leading Member of the opposition NDC having served in President John Dramani Mahama's administration as his Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection in Ghana between 2013 to 2017.
She schooled at both the Ridge Church School and renowned Wesley Girls' High School and later gained admission to the University of Ghana, Legon, for a Bachelor of Law (LLB) Degree. She also holds a Masters in Law, Human Rights and Democratization in Africa from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
She was the founder and first of Executive Director of the Human Rights Advocacy Centre (HRAC), a firm that gained national attention fighting for the rights of many whose human rights were abused by state and persons. She was also the Regional Coordinator (Africa Office) for the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, serving as a member of the steering committee of the International Consortium on Medical Abortion and an advisory member of the International Consortium on Realizing Reproductive Rights.
She was married to Lawyer Tony Lithur but their marriage ended up in the law courts around June 2018 and legally, they are divorced now. She moved on to contest the Adenta Parliamentary seat but lost to the now incumbent member, at the NDC primaries and embarked on a successful weight loss campaign.
According to her Facebook page, she has her name changed to reflect her new identity, as she is now, Nana Oye Bampoe Addo. She won several awards and these include, being the recipient of the African Servant Leadership Award in 2011, the Champion of Women’s Rights Award in 2012 and the West African Women in Leadership Award for Distinguished Impact.
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