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    • Advancing the Rights of Women and Girls in Nigeria.

      Through the Women’s Voice and Leadership Nigeria Project, we support Local Rights Women organizations and Women’s Rights Spaces to tackle barriers to gender equality, empower women and girls through provision of financial and technical resources to advance the rights of women and girls in Nigeria.

      This platform is open to all, but we prioritize the learning needs of women, girls, and organizations programming on women and girls’ rights.

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      The Women’s Rights Movement in Nigeria has benefitted from different streams of funding – especially international funding, and there is a funding gap in addressing the issues concerning gender and sexual-based violence, women’s (land) inheritance rights, and other harmful traditional practices.

      Furthermore, sub-groups such as females with disabilities, internally displaced women, and girl’s in conflict zones, and female sexual and gender minorities continue to be less prioritised in grant decision-making.


      To bridge this gap, ActionAid Nigeria introduced the concept of Participatory Grant Making (PGM) in the Women’s Voice and Leadership -Nigeria (WVL-N) project implementation to allow less prioritised sub-groups and organisations to have access to funding. This publication gives an overview of the WVL-N project, how PGM was applied within the project context, lessons learned (what worked well, and challenges), and recommendations (using examples of how challenges were addressed).

      This publication is a product of the Deep Dive Nigeria Case Study, of the Women’s Voice and Leadership (WVL) program evaluation.

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