WOMEN’S VOICE AND LEADERSHIP NIGERIA PROJECT – A Paradigm Shift in the World of Granting

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 girls’ rights, and achieve gender equality in Nigeria. Through this project, ActionAid Nigeria has re-defined the narratives of Donor funding by establishing partnerships with 118 women’s rights organisations who have the privilege of accessing funds which allows them the flexibility of implementing their respective core mandates as women-focused organisations.

The project provides multiple layers of funding and tailored capacity building to support these organizations. Apart from funding, partners have access to tools, resources, and mentorship opportunities which further strengthen and sustain their financial, technical, and organizational capacity in advancing the rights of women and girls and addressing gender equality barriers more effectively. Additionally, the project supports feminist platforms at the state and federal levels for more effective networking and greater cohesiveness in the advancement of women and girls’ rights.

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