Supported by the European Union and United NationsIntroduction/Background
Nigeria is characterized by gender inequality in almost all areas of human development and ranks 118 out of 134 countries on the Gender Equality Index. The inadequate inclusion of women and girls' perspectives in policy making decisions, resource allocation and implementation in economic and
Despite the fact that access to formal education in Nigeria is a fundamental human right, a UNICEF report states that 10.5 million of the country’s children aged 5-14 years are not in school. Only 61% of 6 to 11-year-olds regularly attend primary school.
Supported by: Ford Foundation Background
Gaps in legal and social frame works compounded by weak enforcement are the key drivers in the
growing impunity for VAWG and Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in Nigeria. Redress for
survivors and accountability by perpetrators are in abysmal figures for violations in private and
public spaces. Efforts by organizations, working on Violence Agai
Centre For Information Technology and Development (CITAD), ADOPT-A-CAMP
Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA) is one of those groups in a national movement leading a coordinated effort by concerned women, youth and professionals across Nigeria advocating for the quick rescue and return of the nearly 300 young girls abducted by insurgents in a girls secondary school in Chibok, in Borno state north-east Nigeria. Under the national rubric, bring Back Our Girls.
WRAPA’s participation is pr
The increasing spread of nefarious activities of the Boko Haram sect in Nigeria, massive violation of human rights, loss of lives and destruction of infrastructure are serious issues that cannot be dismissed with a wave of a hand. According to the Human Rights Watch (2014), Boko Haram insurgency has led to the high rate of human casualties, as thousands of deaths have been recorded from 2009 to 2014. These numbers have changed the status of women into widows and th
Advocacy Nigeria, Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF), Kebetkache, International Women Communication Centre (IWCC), Women Advocacy Research Documentation Centre (WARD C), Civil Resource Development and Documentation Centre (CIRDDOC) and Voice of Women FM (WFM 91.7)
Corruption is a destructive and complex trend that permeates the human, social and economic fabric of institutions and nations. The consequences however are grave due to the systemic erosion of public resources that could be deployed to the general good of all. In Nigeria, the impact of corruption has stifled growth and development depriving citizens of access to basic services, declined productivity with accentuated low personal income. These and others have bec
The WRAPA Islamic Family Law project is being implemented with support from MacArthur Foundation and the Governments of the seven Northwest States to enhance the application and improve practice around Islamic Family Law matters. The project grew out of concerns with the way and manner Islamic family law and practice was understood and practiced in the 7 North Western States of Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara. Assumption was rooted in the u
Establishment of legal aid clinics and legal aid committees in 21 states which receive and pursue litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods to enforce the rights of women and seek redress in situations of discrimination or the violation of the rights to human dignity especially in situations of domestic violence, cultural disinheritance, public/work place harassment and gender discrimination.
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