Enugu State

The Women’s Voice and Leadership (WVL) Nigeria Project in Enugu State, funded by Global Affairs Canada and implemented by ActionAid Nigeria, has significantly advanced women’s rights and empowerment through comprehensive strategies including granting, capacity building, networking, research, and advocacy for social change. The project, running from 2019 to 2024, has provided multiple funding opportunities to Local Women Rights Organizations (LWROs) and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) in Enugu State, including multi-year grants, a strategic opportunity fund for rapid response, and COVID-19 response funds. To date, the financial investment through granting amounts to N296,202,203.53

In Enugu State, the project collaborates with 3 LWROs and 12 CBOs, namely Women’s Aid Collective (WACOL), Women Information Network (WINET), and Women Empowerment and Peace Building Initiative (WEPBI). These 15 partners have implemented interventions across key thematic areas: addressing gender-based violence, women’s economic justice and empowerment, political participation, and peer education. Notable achievements include providing legal and psychosocial first aid services to 567,988 GBV survivors, training 1,873 women in income-generating skills, and mobilizing 991 women for voter registration. 709 women received grants and start-up materials for their businesses, while 1,873 women were trained in income-generating skills. The project has reached 898,578 individuals directly and 1,367,012 indirectly. Significant milestones include a proclamation by His Royal Highness, Igwe Ignatius Ugwu, banning female genital cutting, a testament to the project’s impactful advocacy and education efforts.

"I am happy that children born in our community will no longer experience trauma due to abolishment of (FGM/C) in their community" - Mrs. Angela Okafor


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WVL Nigeria Project: Enugu State Report

Detailed report on the achievements, interventions, and impact of the WVL project in Enugu State, focusing on addressing gender-based violence, economic empowerment, and women’s political participation.


Enugu State Partners