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Today April 6th 2022 Nigerian women have won a landmark judgement against the Federal Government of Nigeria (defendants President Muhammadu Buhari & the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami) for inclusive governance that gives room for gender equity to reflect true democracy in Nigeria. This Judgement is coming at a very significant time, when […]
This policy brief provides information about government and social audit conducted by civil society organization in two states in Nigeria. It is a summary of the outcome of a citizens-led survey conducted in Lagos and Ogun states, it provides information about COVID 19 funds and spending as well as data on the NCDC Covid-19 efforts.
ABOUT THE ORGANISATIONS Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC) is a human right, feministorganisation with a mission to ensure gender justice for women and girls in Nigeria. Our workis framed by our commitments to promote the rights of women and girls from any forms ofdiscrimination and violence; sexual and reproductive rights, right to health […]
The Women Advocate Research and Documentation Centre, WARDC, in collaboration with the European Union, EU, and the United Nations Spotlight Initiative, recently held a one-day training for CSOs and marginalised groups on coordination mechanisms and social accountability in Lagos. Speaking at the event, Founding Director, Women Advocates Research and Documentation Center, WARDC, Dr. Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi,
Gender Equality,Peace and Securityin a COVID-19 World
The Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC) says it has commenced the implementation of the Spotlight Initiative Project in Lagos State to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls. The EU-UN initiative was necessitated by the rising cases of rape and gender-based violence in communities in the state. To this end, the […]
Dr Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, the Executive Director, Women Advocates Research & Documentation Centre, WARDC, speaks on the rise in rape cases. Rape has of late been on the rise. Do we have adequate deterrent for potential rapists? As we all know, rape is an unjustifiable act that is condemned in our society. The severity of the […]
If dressing is reason for rape, children shouldn’t be victims — Executive Director, women advocacy centre, Akiyode-Afolabi Published July 21, 2020 Executive Director, Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre, Dr Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, in this interview with CHIMA AZUBUIKE, explains how government and parents can fight rising cases of rape What is actually responsible for the rising […]
Gender-Based Violence Abiola Akiode-Afolabi, who is the executive director of WARDC, said although there was high prevalence of gender-based violence before the COVID-19, the pandemic and its attendant lockdown aggravated it. “Tension has built up, there is a lot of uncertainty, there are fears around and people are not sure whether they’re going to get their […]
A non governmental organisation, Women Advocates’ Research And Documentation Center (WARDC) has released a survey it commissioned which reveals that women were majorly sidelined by the Federal Government and many states across the country in decision making and distribution of COVID-19 palliatives. The ‘National Rapid Gender Assessment Report on Accountability in Government spendings and palliative distribution […]
Sequel to findings from a national survey on the Federal Government’s COVID-19 palliative, the Women Advocates Research & Documentation Centre, WARDC, has expressed disappointment over President Muhammamadu Buhari’s anti-graft war. According to Dr. Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, Executive Director, WARDC, corruption characterises the palliative distribution, as revealed by the national survey entitled ‘Women and Corruption in Government […]