Making Rights A Reality

Women Advocates Research & Documentation Centre

LEARN MORE

Join the Movement

Watch a Message About Our Campaigns

Years Of Experience

STATES OF OPERATIONS IN NIGERIA

FREE LEGAL SERVICES FOR WOMEN, CHILDREN AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.

Projects Executed

About WARDC

Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC) is a non profit civil rights organization established in the year 2000. To promote respect for human rights, gender equality, equity, rule of law, accountability and social justice in Nigeria.

Vision

A just, equitable and sustainable world in which every person especially women and girls enjoy the right to a life of dignity, freedom from violence and all forms of oppression

Mission

To work together in solidarity with other women’s human rights defenders to create cultures of gender equality, justice and equitable access for Nigerian women using advocacy, litigation and policy reform strategy.

WHO WE ARE

Women Advocates Research and Documentation Center (WARDC) is a women’s rights organization in Nigeria, which provides pro bono legal services for women’s victims of gender-based violence and other women’s rights abuse. WARDC since inception has prosecuted over 450 cases in court, instituted four class actions and received an average of six women every week, for legal and socio counseling on matters of gender-based violence and other civil matters that affect women. It has also established 42 paralegal communities across Nigeria.

Happening Now

Women demand 35% cabinet seats, write Abiodun

Women demand 35% cabinet seats, write Abiodun

https://soundcloud.com/user-756770789/women-demand-35-cabinet-seats-from-ogun-state-government A coalition of 150 women organizations under the aegis of More Women Campaign has called on the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, to ensure 35 percent representation...

All Current Campaigns

Featured Initiatives

Reduction in Nigeria’s maternal mortality not enough – WARDC

The Executive Director, Women Advocates Research and Documentation Center (WARDC), Dr. Abiola Afolabi, has said the reduction at 547 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in Nigeria still remains unacceptably high. Speaking in Abuja at a roundtable discussion on...

Our Top Priorities

– Advance education, research, self-development and positive change in the society.

– Promote gender equity as a principle of human rights and a developmental goal.

– Advocate gender re – balancing in resource distribution, legal rights and political participation.

– Promote gender justice and the achievement of equality in policies, laws and social relations.

– Contribute positively to the achievement of good governance, transparency, accountability and people-friendly legal system in Nigeria.

STRENGTHENING THE REPRESENTATION & PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN IN POLITICS & GOVERNANCE

Project Objectives 
  • Facilitate the effective implementation of NDI project
  • Strengthen Interparty network of women in politics
  • Engage grassroots mobilization & campaign support for women in Leadership, decision & governance
  • Facilitate mentoring platforms between upcoming women politicians

PROMOTING GENDER EQUALITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY THROUGH POLICY ADVOCACY AND INFLUENCE IN NIGERIA

Project Goal:
To Institutionalize the anti-corruption & Accountability discourse refecting women’s issues and voice

Empowering communities with strategic actions for

  1. Promote Numeracy. Literacy, financial Literacy & Life skills to 180 girls(17-25 yrs)
  2. Establish/ Strengthen boys/girls clubs
  3. Provide scholarship for 20n girls
  4. Deply financial literacy & Life skills to 120 boys (18-30 years)
  5. Avocate for girl’s education

STRENGTHENING CITIXENS RESISITANCE AGAINST PREVALENCE OF CORRUPTION (SCRAP-C)

Goal: A Reduction in corruption as a result of both strong incentives not to loot public resources .and public attitudes that will increasingly disapprove of corrupt activities.

STRENGTHENING VOICES OF ADOLESCENT GIRLS AND WOMEN IN NIGERIA FOR CHANGE AND POLICY INFLUENCE.

WARDC  intends to support women and girls in Nigeria, particularly women in the North East that constitute the large majority of the poor, marginalized and vulnerabile in Nigeria. The project will work in four states with women groups to strengthen accountability mechanism that will further support gender justice and promote the rights of women in Nigeria.

‘Feminism is hated because women are hated. Anti-feminism is a direct expression of misogyny; it is the political defence of women hating.’ 

—Andrea Dworkin

Our Partners & Sponsors

Get In Touch