Emem Okon is a community organizer and women’s rights activist from the Niger Delta. Okon is leading a thriving Nigerian ecofeminist movement. She has received two awards in recognition of her contribution to women’s emancipation in the Niger Delta such as the Funmilayo Kuti Award for Women Emancipation by the Rivers State Branch of Civil Liberties Organisation and the prestigious “Woman of the Year 2002” Award of the American Biographical Institute (ABI). She was the State Secretary and later Coordinator of the Rivers State Branch of Women in Nigeria (WIN) from 1999-2001 and is currently the Zonal Coordinator, South-South of the Gender and Constitutional Reform Network. She is the founder and Executive Director of Kebetkache Women Development & Resource Centre whose mission is to promote the rights of women and develop their leadership potentials, and to mobilize for the promotion of social justice and democratic principles.