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Gender Based Violence
Women’s Rights and Health Project (WRAHP) is a registered women-led, Not-For-Profit organization that promotes the health and general development of women, young people and communities using the rights-based approach. WRAHP is also the Manager of the Ireti Resource Centre, a centre providing integrated legal and psychosocial support in a safe space for women, survivors of...
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 and girls from violence and several interventions to tackle cases of gender-based violence affecting women and girls with disabilities, these initiatives have not translated to...
In Nigeria, due to widespread discrimination, extensive rights violations, neglect and stigmatization, women and girls living with disabilities are at 3 times greater risks of suffering physical, sexual and economic abuse compared to women and girls without disabilities. This risk is further exacerbated by a lack of information and the limited capacity of women living...
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 childbearing. When girls become pregnant,they are either suspended from school with no stipulated date for resumption or they quietly drop out of the school system...
The first female Deputy Chief Judge, Institute for Management Technology; first female president of Computer Science Department, Institute for Management Technology; first female president of the Student Union Government, Enugu State College of Education; Commissioner of Girls Guide, Enugu State; 16 women in 2 Igwe cabinets with 1 Igwe Umu Nwanyi (Female Igwe); all in...
It is no news that the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic unveiled a shadow pandemic across all regions of Nigeria; Sexual and Gender-Based Violence. As we might recall, one of the cases that sparked nationwide outrage was the case of a 15-year-old girl abducted and sexually assaulted by four boys for seven days in Bauchi...
  In order to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls by 2030 in accordance with Sustainable Development Goal Five (SDG 5), the precise circumstances of women and girls in conflict and post-conflict states must be addressed. Nigeria is one of the countries where the manifestations of violent conflicts and crimes have...
Gender-based violence is a social menace that has robbed millions of women and girls of their lives and opportunities to develop to full potential, and has deprived the society at large the great contributions its victims would have made. Gender-based violence is one of the most prevalent human rights violation in the world. It undermines...
Brief Introduction The Women’s Voice and Leadership Nigeria (WVL – Nigeria) project is a five-year project that is being funded by Global Affairs Canada. The project is building the capacities and supporting activities of local and national women’s rights organisations and movements who seek to empower women and girls, advance the protection of women and...
The 1995 Beijing Platform for Action flagged 12 key areas where urgent action and concrete changes are needed for women and girls. Notwithstanding the efforts being made globally, which have awakened some attitudinal shift and consciousness, a lot still needs to be done towards realization of women’s rights as the present era of globalization and...
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