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 OrganizationsLegislative 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
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
The ‘Raising Her Voice Project’ (RHV) is a portfolio of projects in 17 countries across the world and focuses on improving governance and transparency by recognising and increasing the significant contribution poor women can make to public life and in promoting their own rights. The project employs four approaches to reach its objectives: networking, lobbying and advocacy with poor women activists; empowering and building capacity of CSOs. In Africa, RHV project is being implemented in 8 cou
The many successes in women’s rights through legal means created two (2) critical factors:
The rapidly growing reputation of WRAPA attracted an ever increasing number of women who are survivors of domestic abuse throughout Nigeria. Clients are indicating a greater need required for counseling rather than litigation
It is against this backdrop that WRAPA in 2006 sought Grant support from the Netherlands Embassy in Nigeria to establish ten (10) Counselling an