ABANTU is an African and gender-oriented NGO which supports and build the capacity of local women focused organizations and NGOs to engage actively and influence policy-making processes from a gender perspective. Under its gender and poverty programme, ABANTU identifies that the root cause of women's poverty is patriarchy, to address this ABANTU works with communities to challenge patriarchy and empower women to participate in decision making at home and community level. Currently ABANTU is working with ActionAid Nigeria in four communities in Kaduna State to challenge patriarchy and alleviate women's poverty through providing joint community project for the women's groups and increasing their participation in decision- making and policy influencing. ... [according to site editor's information]
FOMWAN is a non-profit and non-governmental civil society umbrella body for Muslim women associations in Nigeria. Today FOMWAN is in 36 states of the federation and has over 500 affiliate groups. Its mission is to propagate the religion of Islam in Nigeria through da’awah, establishment of educational institutions and other outreach activities. And to improve the socio-economic status of the populace especially women, youth and children through training, provision of qualitative education, health and humanitarian services, micro enterprise scheme and advocacy. ... [according to site editor's information]
BPW - Nigeria is a pressure group, and opinion-making group, non-partisan, not for profit and non-sectarian. It is one of the world's largest organised networks of business and professional women in the world. It actively promotes women into decision-making positions.
BPW - Nigeria is affiliated to the International Federation of Business and Professional Women (IFBPW/BPW International). ... [according to site editor's information]
The DEC is a NGO in Enugu, Nigeria. It describes itself as "one of the leading NGOs and a model as far as women education, empowerment and microcredit is concerned in the South-East geographical zone of Nigeria, with branch offices in most of the towns in the zone, where it has women self help groups numbering 500." The principal aims of DEC include helping women to help themselves towards self-reliance, bring about social justice, peace and development. To stimulate women in rural areas, as well as the urban poor to act for positive change in their situations through self help initiatives. To initiate, encourage and strengthen leadership in her self help groups through capacity building programmes. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
Gender and Development Action (GADA) is a non-profit NGO committed to gender equality and pursuit of sustainable development and social justice in Nigeria. Its work promotes greater understanding and proactive responses to gender and development issues through research, information documentation and dissemination, training, consultation, dialogue, advocacy and mobilization. ... [according to site editor's information]
Project Alert is a non-governmental women's rights organisation set up to promote and protect the rights of women and young girls. The headquaters of Project Alert is in Lagos while Abuja has a branch office. Project Alert seeks to influence society by actively advocating for zero tolerance for all forms of violence against women and young girls. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The mission of WACOL is to committed to help women and young people whose rights are threatend and / or have been denied and who are subjected to phyisical,mental, and/or sexual abuse. The aim of WACOL is to increase legal protection and fight for better choices for abused women and children, facilitate flow of information and experiences between organisation, and develop appropriate Information, Education and Communication materials that will be used in advocacy for human rights of women and young people. ... [according to site editor's information]
WARDC is a non profit civil rights organization established in the year 2000 to promote respect for human rights, gender equality, equity, rule of law, accountability and social justice in Nigeria.
WARDC has developed over the years, working to reassert pro-people budget and women emancipation at all levels of the society, protecting rights and promoting equity in gender relations through advocacy, reporting, impact litigation, research and documentation.WARDC mission is to:
·Advance education, research, self development and positive change in the society.
·Promote gender equity as a principle of human rights and a developmental goal.
·Advocate gender re - balancing in resource distribution, legal rights and political participation.
·Promote gender justice and the achievement of equality in policies, laws and social relations.
·Contribute positively to the achievement of good governance, transparency, accountability and people friendly legal system in Nigeria....
The Women, Law and Development Centre Nigeria is a NGO with the mission to empower women to have self-esteem to actualize their rights in all spheres of society and thus become agents of change on their own behalf. WLDCN runs different related programmes and projects. [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]