Sr. Patricia Ebegbulem is a Sister of St. Louis from Nigeria in West Africa.
She became involved in anti-Human Trafficking and Women Issues in 1996 when she was the National President of the Nigeria Conference of Women Religious 1996 – 2002. In this capacity, she with her Executive founded the Committee for the Support of the Dignity of Women (COSUDOW), a Network which is in the forefront of combating human trafficking. Sr. Patricia later became the African Coordinator of African Network against human trafficking (ANAHT). She was also the African Coordinator of TALITHAKUM – International Network of Consecrated Life against Trafficking in Persons from 2009 – 2019. At the end of her tenor with TALITHAKUM she was given an AWARD In recognition of her being one of the pioneers of the anti-trafficking movement in Nigeria and for contributing significantly to combatting human trafficking in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa. Sr. Patricia is the author of STOP TRAFFICKING IN WOMEN & CHILDREN: It is a crime against Humanity (A Handbook for Schools). She is currently the Coordinator of BAKHITA: St. Louis Empowerment Network.