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
Democracy prospers on the build-up and sustenance of critical numbers of ‘followers’, ‘sympathizers’ around ideals or concerns evolving into corporate entities, which subject to statutory requirements, crystallize into the membership of a movement or a political party. This stage of evolution of political parties becomes a critical factor of the award of stakes and roles especially for the founding members. With maturity, the party designs and imp
Collaborating Organizations Legislative Advocacy Coalition on Violence Against Women (LACVAW)
Supported by OXFAM GB (November, 2015 - March, 2017)BACKGROUND
Despite efforts of organisations working on gender equality, economic growth, and a deepening of democracy across the African continent over the last decade, discrimination against women persists and millions of women and girls continue to have their fundamental freedoms and human rights denied or systematically violated.
The project is managed by Oxfam and the 44 member strong Solidarity f
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.
OUTCOMES / IMPA
Islam and Shari’a law is historically acknowledged to have liberated women and provided them with rights and protection, yet women still suffer oppressive treatment through various forms of deprivation and discrimination in the societies where Islamic law is in practice especially the North Western states of Nigeria.
This negative situation of women is accentuated by inadequate knowledge within the ranks of Muslims an
Gender Affirmative Action (GAA) is a platform of women-focused government and non-government organizations supported by DFID through its Coalitions for Change (C4C) Programme (July 2008 – Sept 2011).
GAA is overseen by a Steering Committee comprised of 8 institutions from both the demand (civil society demands for change) and supply side (government supplies the change).
GAA employs an Issue based approach that engenders interventions constructed around issues and felt need