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