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About Us

Who We Are

WILPF Nigeria joined WILPF in 2009 and officially became a Section in 2011. WILPF Nigeria was initiated in response to a country faced with multidimensional problems related to the discrimination of women and the challenges they face in participating in security issues.

The Section organises seminars for women’s capacity building and for increasing the overall understanding of human rights, while promoting women as agents of change and peace.

WILPF Nigeria aims to provide a platform to address conflicts through peaceful and nonviolent means, and to build women’s capacity as leaders both at the grassroots and national levels. To fulfil its mission, WILPF Nigeria uses the CEDAW and the UNSCR 1325 as a powerful tool to advocate for women’s rights and for a better representation of women within security issues.

WILPF Nigeria is also leading the implementation of the Women’s Situation Room Nigeria (WSRN) which makes the connection between women’s essential role in conflict prevention and women’s active participation in the electoral process, specifically related to observing, monitoring, and reporting on electoral and gender-based violence during the elections.

Joy Onyesoh

President

Focus

WILPF-Nigeria, focuses on the use of CEDAW and Security Council resolution 1325 (SCR 1325) as very important tools in our work, using the four P’s as a reference point¬Participation, Prevention, Promotion and Protection. We understand that women have to be empowered and financially independent, to enable their participation in peacemaking and peace processes. We carry out activities with the aim of building women’s capacity as leaders through trainings, seminars, mentorship and skill acquisition programs. The main beneficiaries of our activities are women and girls especially at the grassroots level.

Intervention Areas

1

Bring together women of different political beliefs and philosophies, who are united in their determination to study, make known and help abolish the causes and the legitimization of war.”

2

Work toward world peace; disarmament; the abolition of violence and coercion in the settlement of conflict and its replacement in every case by negotiation and conciliation.”

3

”Support the continuous development and implementation of international law and international humanitarian law; promote political and social equality and economic equity.”

Our Mission

Our Vision