Finding Inspiration in Every Turn
"To envision a world where women and children thrive with dignity, free from poverty's grasp, BEFA Women and Child Care Foundation is committed to pioneering transformative programs and advocacy initiatives. Our vision is to empower, uplift, and ensure the holistic well-being of women and children, fostering a society where their rights are upheld, and their potential is realized, creating a lasting legacy of positive change."
"To champion gender equality and foster inclusive initiatives through collaborative partnerships, addressing the root causes of poverty among women and children. Our mission encompasses providing legal aid, facilitating court access, and empowering women affected to seek justice and attain rightful resolutions. Committed to a rights-based approach, we strive to eliminate the barriers that hinder women and children from achieving their full potential, working towards a world where every individual enjoys a life of dignity and justice."
Welcome to BEFA Women and Child Care Foundation is a distinguished non-profit organization with a profound commitment to empowering women, eliminating gender based violence, and dismantling the entrenched roots of poverty. Since our inception in Nigeria in 2009 and subsequent Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations in 2013, we have been steadfast in our mission to create positive and lasting change in the lives of women and children.
At BEFA, we understand poverty as more than mere scarcity; it's the denial of rights, limited opportunities, and silenced voices. This profound recognition propels us to not only address the immediate needs but also champion gender equality, uphold individual rights, and view livelihoods through the transformative lens of human rights, going beyond basic human needs.
Established as a non-profit entity in the United States in 2021, BEFA's core mission in the United States is to tackle homelessness and to foster inclusive initiatives through collaborative partnerships, with a specific focus on addressing the root causes of poverty affecting women and children. Our multifaceted programs and partnerships aim to provide holistic solutions that empower women to break free from the shackles of poverty.
BEFA's vision is clear: to offer assertive and high-quality legal services to women. We envision a future where women have equal access to the courts, enabling them to take control of their lives. More than a legal service provider, we strive to influence the underlying causes and effects of poverty, creating a ripple effect that resonates through communities and societies.
Through our journey, we have gained Special Consultative Status with the United Nations, reflecting our commitment to global collaboration in the pursuit of gender equality and poverty eradication. Join us as we continue to advocate, empower, and transform, working towards a world where every woman has the legal support, opportunities, and influence she deserves. At BEFA, we believe in breaking barriers, empowering lives, and reshaping the narrative for women and children around the world.
Nneoma is a remarkable individual whose journey encompasses resilience, advocacy, and empowerment. As a refugee, lawyer, and serial entrepreneur, she brings a wealth of experience and a fervent commitment to making a difference in the lives of women and children worldwide.
With a distinguished career spanning several years, Nneoma has garnered numerous accolades for her multifaceted contributions to nonprofit leadership, business, and international human rights law. Her passion for social justice and equality led her to establish the BEFA Women and Child Care Foundation in 2009.
As the Founder and President of BEFA, Nneoma leads an organization dedicated to addressing the root causes of poverty among women and children. BEFA operates at both grassroots and global levels, providing vital services such as legal aid and access to the courts. Nneoma's vision is to empower women to seek redress for injustices and pursue justice to its logical conclusion.
Under Nneoma's guidance, BEFA has achieved Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations since 2013, a testament to its impactful work on an international scale. Her tireless efforts have not gone unnoticed, as evidenced by her recognition as a recipient of President Barack Obama's prestigious 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship under the Young African Leaders Initiative.
In addition to her role with BEFA, Nneoma oversees the foundation's operations in the United States, focusing on resettling and rehabilitating women and girls fleeing various forms of violence, abuse, and harmful practices in Africa. She also serves as the Chair of the Civil Society Regional Reference Group of the Spotlight Initiative Africa Regional Program, further cementing her commitment to driving positive change.
Nneoma Albert-Benson's dedication to the cause of women and children is rooted in her personal passion and deep investment in creating a brighter, more equitable future for all. Through her leadership and unwavering advocacy, she continues to inspire and empower countless individuals to build a world where every woman and child can thrive.
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President & CEO
Trustee/Executive Director Nigeria
Chima M Onusiriuka