Joseph Wemakor is my beautiful name and I’m so proud of it.
I’m very passionate about defending, protecting and promoting human rights, religious freedom and above all peace.
My commitment level towards the above is awesome and my quest for peace is unquenchable.
Everywhere I go, I preach peace, drink peace, and eat peace, smoke peace, bath with f*ck peace, love peace and live my whole life with and in peace.
Do you know what that really means to me?
Well, it’s by no coincidence I happened to have been recognized as a Global Peace Ambassador in unique ways, even recently got selected as a Taskforce Member (Ghana National Focal Person) to lead the African Network of Young Leaders for Peace and Sustainable Development (ANYL4SD), an affiliate of a high repute International Civil Society Organization in Ghana.
Indeed no mean feat right? That sounds nice!
If you care to know, I’m a staunch human rights activist/ defender without a border, a youth leader/advocate, and SDGs champion, a trained climate change proponent and a social entrepreneur. Interestingly, I equally hold other positions which I’d like to shelve for now.
But due to dint of hard work, tenacity, loyalty and dedication to task; promotion and protection of human rights, I’ve won an accolade from my colleagues including my lecturers who in their uniqueness decided to label me instead by a novel name simply called: ‘Human Rights’.
Asem oo!, Ayigbeman will simply put it: “Esese loo!
Eeerrh, can you really fathom this?
Anyway, I can see your curiosity to know has been satisfied and I’m really glad you are now discerning.
Thank God my nickname is no longer a secret.
But in case you are still in doubt, please do not hesitate to ask for more.
Joseph Kobla Wemakor is a multiple award-winning freelance journalist, a blogger and ardent online news editor. He also doubles as a human rights activist, a youth leader, a climate change proponent and a sustainable development goals advocate in Ghana.
He has over a decade of experience in journalism and strongly believes in using his platform to bring about change and give a voice to Ghanaian minorities.
Joseph is also the Head, Media and Communication at the PLO Lumumba Foundation, Ghana Chapter as well as the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Greater Accra Regional Youth Network (GARYN).
In line with his passion as a human rights activist, Joseph set up the Human Rights Reporters Ghana (HRRG). This is a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) which seeks to promote, defend and bring an end to human rights abuse against women, girls, children and persons living with disability including the marginalized in the society both within and out of Ghana. He also leads HRRG in the capacity of Executive Director and currently working assiduously to impart knowledge on human rights to the Ghanaian populace.