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Success Stories
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.  
  Creating avenues for women-owned enterprises to export their products and services within and outside the country is a way to promote economic development, empower women as well as advance gender equality. Although women participation in trade is growing worldwide, there still lies an exceptionally low level of competitiveness. We know that women constitute 41%...
  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 Ilorin South, Isin, Irepodun, and Oyun Local Government Area, Women who are marginalized in the society, financially dependent for their basic needs, and mostly subjected...
  Nigeria’s underdevelopment regarding the status of their women, due to a long history of colonial exploitation and oppression, has brought about a distortion of Nigeria’s economic, educational, religious, cultural, social, ideological, and social orientations. The social role of women in Nigeria varies according to religious, cultural, and geographic factors. However, many Nigerian cultures see women solely...
  The economic and political contributions of market women in Nigeria’s diverse contexts have long been ignored and buried. Market women in the region we know today as Nigeria have, for a long time, been at the forefront of social transitions. But one of the leading and most pressing challenge faced by market women is...
  The door to many doors is what the Women’s Voice and Leadership Nigeria (WVL-N) Project funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) has been to many Local Women’s Rights Organisations (LWROs) in six (6) states where it works. Attah Sisters Handholding Foundation (ASHH) is one of such organization and is blazing the trail in Bauchi...
Mrs. Lilian Abang is a resident of Esuk Utan, a community notorious for the high prevalence of Gender Based Violence and other discriminatory practices against women in Calabar Municipality of Cross River State. Mrs. Lilian, though educated, lives in the community and sees firsthand how vulnerable women and girls in the community are.   With...
In Ikpamodo community in Igbo Eze north, women were being flogged naked at the market square for insulting their husbands as Igwe council was aware of this practice, however, when the WVL-N project came to WEPBI through ActionAid Nigeria, this practice changed as women are now part of the Igwe cabinet in the community and...
In some communities, based on historical marginalisation of women in economic independence, women’s control over resources are limited. This sometimes transcends into national spaces such as financial institutions that have stringent conditionalities that hinders/constraints women’s capability to access financial credits. In Ilorin South, Isin, Irepodun, and Oyun Local Government Area, women who hitherto had limited...
In a bid to tackle issues around gender equity in democratic processes, intensify voters’ registration, and promote better political participation of women in Cross River State with the 2023 general elections in focus, the Gender, and Development Action (GADA), took the initiative to strengthen the continuous voter registration exercise among women and young women in...
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