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....
On 18 December 1979, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. It entered into force as an international treaty on 3 September 1981 after the twentieth country had ratified it. By the tenth anniversary of the Convention in 1989, almost one hundred nations have agreed to be bound by its provisions. The Convention was the culmination of more than thirty years of work by the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, a body established in 1946 to monitor the situation of women and to promote women's rights. The Commission's work has been instrumental in bringing to light all the areas in which women are denied equality with men.These efforts for the advancement of women have resulted in several declarations and conventions, of which the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women is the central and most comprehensive document. ... [Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women ]
COVAW is a women's human rights NGO promoting women human rights through working towards a society free from all forms of violence against women. The strategies are
* Capacity building of communities on prevention and appropriate response to violence against women;
* Advocacy for policy and legal reform on women rights issues;
* Service delivery to survivors of violence against women. ... [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]
Sash, originally published as Black Sash, is a detailed record of the activities of the Black Sash organisation: the petitions, protests, marches, vigils, press releases and Conference papers which reflect the modus operandi of their desire to bring about change in the legislation which was, in their opinion, discriminatory and the cause of untold human suffering, hardship and poverty. Issues such as the Pass Laws, migrant labour, forced removals, indefinite detention without trial, Group Areas Act, the Bantu Education Act and in later years land reform were all brought to the attention of the apathetic public in an attempt to mount pressure against the Government to bring about a change in policy. The Black Sash acted as a constant reminder to the white electorate conscience that complacency would not effect change and action was necessary. The journal reflects the detailed efforts of these women from two aspects. The first one being the practical way in which the Black Sash Advice Offices helped hundreds of Africans experiencing problems as a direct result of the unjust Pass Laws. The second aspect was contained in their well documented and researched reporting on current political situations, State legislation and the effects thereof and other issues which they felt ought to be changed. ... [according to site editor`s information]
FEMNET was set up to share experiences, information and strategies among African women's NGOs through advocacy, training and communications so as to advance African women's development, equality and other human rights. FEMNET aims to strengthen the role and contribution of African NGOs focusing on women's development, equality and other human rights. It also aims to provide a channel through which these NGOs can reach one another and share experiences, information and strategies to as to improve their work on African women's development, equality and other human rights. ... [according to site editor's information]
FIDA Kenya is a non-profit, non-partisan and nongovernmental membership organization, committed to the creation of a society that is free of all forms of discrimination against women through provision of legal aid, women's rights monitoring, advocacy, education and referral. It works to achieve its mission through
* Legal Aid Services,
* Women's Rights Monitoring and Advocacy,
* Gender and Legal Rights Awareness and
* Public Relations. ... [according to site editor's information]
TAWLA is a NGO that serves as a forum for women lawyers for mutual support. It is committed in the promotion and protection on of women and children's right and the improvement of their general status through Legal Literacy Legal Aid Service, Advocacy, Research and professional advancement of its members. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
Le RECOFEM est un projet d’appui à l’ensemble des organisations féminines du Mali ainsi qu’au Ministère de la Promotion de la Femme pour améliorer et développer leurs compétences techniques et humaines. L’objectif principal du projet est de professionnaliser l’expression des ONGs faîtières féminines en vue de favoriser une interface effective et efficace avec le Gouvernement, et améliorer la capacité du Ministère de la Promotion de la Femme, de l’Enfant et de la famille pour jouer son rôle d’assurer de meilleures conditions de vie aux femmes et l’équité genre. ... [selon les informations de l'éditeur du site]