Dame Judith Obiajulu Amaechi is the wife of former Rivers State Governor Chibuike Amaechi. She was born on December 24, 1970 in Enugu Ukwu, Anambra State. Dame Judith had her secondary education at Federal Government Girls College, Abuloma. She then attended Rivers State University of Science and Technology, where she graduated as an Urban and Regional Planning Professional.
Dame Judith is head of the Empowerment Support Initiative (ESI) which was launched on 16th October, 2008. A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) which launched campaigns against HIV/AIDS, advocates the rights of the women and children, and promotes gender equity and Girl Child education.
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In June 2009, speaking during International Widows Day, Dame Judith called for review of native laws and customary practices that cause distress to widows, sometimes throwing them into abject poverty. In March 2010 she visited Israel with the State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Manuela George-Izunwa, to inspect farms and discuss training and development of agriculture among women in Rivers State.
In 2009, she sponsored a free mass de-worming program for Rivers State children. She was a strong supporter of the Child Rights Act passed in Rivers state in 2010, aiming to prevent abuse of children. In August 2010 she opened a four-week Information and Communication Technology Farm, which provides free computer training in the holidays to junior and senior secondary school students.
She got married to Chibuike Amaechi in 1993 and they have three children.