• Nigerian Women Matter

      We empower Nigerian women and promote gender equality through the Women’s Voice and Leadership Nigeria Project. Providing vital support to local women’s organizations, we offer financial and technical resources. This inclusive platform prioritizes learning for women, girls, and organizations dedicated to advancing women and girls’ rights.

      News and Insights from Women's Rights work in Nigeria.

      Publications & Reports

      Analysis of Gender and Women’s Rights Funding in Nigeria – Issues of Engagement and Policy.
      Factsheet on Amplifying the Voices of Women and Girls with Disabilities Against Sexual & Gender-Based Violence
      Reintegrating Adolescent Mothers Into School – A Nigeria Case Study.
      The Power of Community Based Organizations in Advancing Women’s Rights
      The Power of Cooperatives; The Village Saving and Loan Scheme (VSLA)

      ActionAid-Nigeria in partnership with Global Hope for Women and Children Foundation facilitated the conduct of a research assessment on the analysis of gender and women’ rights fundings in Nigeria to

      Women and Girls with Disabilities represent one of the most marginalized and vulnerable groups in Nigeria. In spite of the increased awareness about the rights of women, laws protecting women

      Adolescent Mothers in Nigeria are faced with heightened barriers to quality education. According to the National Demographic Health Survey (2018), 1 in 5 girls between ages 15-19 years have begun

      A compendium of success stories implemented by ActionAid Nigeria through the WVL N  project. This document brings together examples of best practices emerging from the project, which led to changes

        It is no longer news that women are not expected or encouraged to have financial independence amidst mobility constraints that make it difficult to engage with financial institutions. In


      Women – led Organizations Supported


      Sexual and Gender Based Violence Survivors (Women and Girls) directly reached.


      Saved by women through the village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA)


      Persons Reached accross Nigeria


      Emediong Akpan

      I am Emediong Akpan, a proud beneficiary of CCAPI's empowerment scheme under the WVL project. In the year 2021, I successfully graduated from CCAPI's Skill Acquisition center as a Fashion/Designer. As part of this program, I was generously provided with a sewing machine upon completing my training, which greatly enhanced my skills in tailoring and fashion design. Thanks to my acquired competence, I was able to secure a rewarding tailoring job at Utibe Abasi Nursery and Primary School in Calabar. In this role, I have the privilege of creating school uniforms for the pupils, ensuring they are dressed impeccably. I am truly grateful to CCAPI, Actionaid Nigeria, and Global Affairs Canada for their unwavering support and investment in my journey. Once again, I extend my deepest appreciation to CCAPI, Actionaid Nigeria, and Global Affairs Canada for their invaluable contribution to my growth and success.

      Danielle James

      My name is Danielle James, and I am a 17-year-old native of Akpabuyo LGA in Cross River state, Nigeria. In 2020, I completed my secondary education at Government Girls Secondary School in Big Qua Town, Calabar. While awaiting admission into the university, I seized the opportunity to enroll in CCAPI's skill acquisition center at the Women Development Center in Calabar. It was there that I developed my skills in Graphic Design and Fashion Design. These newfound abilities have provided me with invaluable insights into the application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in various aspects of life. Now, I am proficient in designing fliers, newsletters, book covers, banners, and more. However, what excites me the most is my ability to virtually design diverse clothing styles for my customers before bringing them to life through sewing. Through earning money from my design work, I have been saving diligently with the aim of acquiring the necessary equipment to launch my own graphic and fashion design business. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to God Almighty, CCAPI, Actionaid Nigeria, and Global Affairs Canada for their support and assistance in my journey.


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