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Abstract brief The low level of political participation of women is becoming alarming and disturbing. This hampers women from contributing their quota to the development of Nigeria. Empirical observations have shown that women in position of responsibilities are noted to be hardworking and firm in their decision. The aim of the study, therefore, was to...
A compilation of success stories implemented by ActionAid Nigeria through 12 partners from the Northern and Southern Nigeria on the SLOCVAWG project. This document brings together examples of best practices emerging from the project, which led to changes in attitudes and behaviors in the target communities and the women and girls themselves. Download success stories below.
In the face of the negativities, women in their collectives stood up to demand justice and redress for everyact of injustice perpetrated against women and girls in the country. More than ever before, Nigerian women have demonstrated determination to stand up for one another and jointly fight common causes that impede the achievement of gender...
  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...
UNDERSTANDING AND ENDING CHILD MARRIAGE: INSIGHTS FROM HAUSA COMMUNITIES   BACKGROUND Despite substantial progress over the last two decades, girls still have on average lower levels of educational attainment than boys in West and Central Africa. This is in part because every day, close to 6,000 girls in the region (2.1 million girls annually) are...
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...
Abstract: This research studied factors militating against women’s participation in politics in Enugu state using four communities (Amokwe, Ikpamodo, Ndeaboh and Eha-Amufu) drawn from three senatorial zones as case study sites. The research approach employed was Community Familiarization Visits, Focus Group Discussion (FGD) and In-Depth Interview (IDI). The FGD comprised of women and men leaders...
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