Reparations &
Healing Convening

Miriam Ekiudoko

Human & Civil Rights Activist & Advocate, United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent

Miriam Ekiudoko (she/her) is a human and civil rights activist and advocate. Miriam is unapologetically passionate in the struggle for justice, dignity, rights and peace. Miriam’s varied background includes serving as a healer, storyteller, and international motivational and public speaker. She has taken on a variety of roles and tasks as a consultant, trainer, facilitator and artist. Her professional background covers the areas of racial justice and non-discrimination, working towards dismantling harmful and detrimental power structures, systems, and practices and replacing them with just ones. This entails developing and analyzing policies, strategies, recommendations, and educational materials; coordinating and evaluating projects; capacity building; and delivering workshops, lectures, and speeches.

Miriam currently serves as a United Nations Special Mandate Holder, Member of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent.
In the past two and a half decades she has founded and led a number of civil society organizations, movements, campaigns and cultural events, and has served as a board member and advisory counsellor at various African diaspora organizations and expert bodies. She has given lectures and facilitated workshops at several institutions, including governmental and international organizations, law enforcement academies, educational institutions, non-governmental organizations, and participated in panel discussions on human rights, discrimination, racial profiling, hate crimes; intersectionality, diversity, inclusion and belonging; the history and legacies of colonialism, imperialism, the enslavement, trafficking and illegal trading of Africans; racialization, and racial formation; reparations, racial justice, racial healing; agency and activism; sustainability, organizational development, community building, and self-empowerment.

Her educational background includes: international studies, human rights, non-violent practices, conflict prevention and resolution, diplomacy, African culture and history studies, African diaspora studies, hate crimes and genocides, national defense and security policy analysis, counter-terrorism, EU studies, interpretation and translation, counseling, trauma research and trauma therapy.

Miriam is an ardent advocate in support of human rights and reparations projects and committees, with particular focus on the right to dignity, justice and self-determination for all; reclaiming the narrative; and the protection and self-empowerment of marginalized and vulnerable groups, especially those with multiple marginalized identities. In so doing, she pursues a non-violent, holistic, intersectional, and cross-cutting approach and practices in seeking solutions to the challenges and barriers to peaceful and just co-existence, including the protection of the rights of nature, and all human rights.

She stands up for being the change we seek:
“If you think you are too small to make a difference, you haven’t spent a night with a mosquito.”- African proverb

Contact details: Miriam Ekiudoko 
Cell, WhatsApp: +36 30 6042060