I am a young woman, a graduate of a highly reputable Nigerian University, legally married to my very educated husband‎ since 2003, our union produced 3 children. While living together as husband and wife, our relationship was fraught with several emotional, physical and psychological abuses but I stayed on due to family and societal pressure that a wife should endure whatever abuses to ensure that she stays in her matrimonial home.

Mysterious Deaths Of Pregnant Women In Lagos-Ogun Boundary Community

Mr. Alex Egbon looked forward to an  elaborate naming ceremony for his fourth child.  But that was not to be.  His joy was cut short. The wife, Christiana, 32,  lost her life shortly after she gave birth to a baby. Mrs. Egbon, a teacher was the third woman in one month to die during child birth […]

Kemi Died At Childbirth, Exactly Twenty Days After Her Wedding

The late choreographer Kemi Omotoyinbo died during childbirth in a private hospital in Lagos on October 1st, exactly twenty days after her wedding to her husband Godwin Eloanyi.  Her husband took her to the private hospital where she was in and out of labour for several days. When it was certain that it wasn’t possible […]

Tragic death of Onome due to negligence of hospital management

The  family members of Onome, from Agbarho Town in Ughelli North Local Council of Delta State is still trying to put behind them the tragedy that shook the family on September 19, 2014, when their wife, Onajite Otiotio Onome, popularly called Jite, died at Saint George’s Memorial Hospital, located at No. 6 Rasheed Alaba Williams, […]

WARDC demands list of detained women at LUTH

The Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC) has written to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) requesting for details on the number of women currently detained by the hospital for their inability to offset bills relating to pregnancy and child birth, after being certified fit for discharge. The letter addressed to the Acting Chief […]

WARDC and FIDA at the 56th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human Rights of Nigerian Women and Girl

The Joint Statement by International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Nigeria and the Women Advocates Research and Documentation Center (WARDC) on Human Rights Situation of Women and Girls in Nigeria Presented at the 56th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights- April 24th 2015  in Banjul, The Gambia Good morning Honourable […]

Lagos Urges Residents To Report Violence Against Women

The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, has urged victims of sexual and gender-based violence to report acts of violence, saying the report will be treated with confidentiality. It added that it had concluded training for 190 officials of the state Emergency Command and Control Centre on how to receive reports of sexual […]

PRESS RELEASE: WARDC Calls for Government Support For Small Holders Women Farmers In Osun state

Women Advocates Research and Documentation Center (WARDC) calls on Osun State Government to support women efforts in Agric as she launches her Women Lead in Agric Project in the State supported by the USAID, Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement. Women Advocates Research and Documentation Center (WARDC) calls on the government of Osun State to support […]

WARDC Tasks FG For Support Of Small Holders Women Farmers

The Women Advocates’ Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC) has called on the federal government to support women small holder farmers in the country by providing gender friendly policies that will make their contribution more visible and sustainable.  The Executive Director of the organisation, Dr Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, made the call, Tuesday, when she led a delegation […]

Strengthening Advocacy And Civic Engagement (SACE) On Women Lead Agric Project

Overall Goal of the Project: Strengthen existing and emerging women mobilization platforms and small holder women farmers associations for sustainable organizing for change and policy influencing in Agricultural sector. Geographic Coverage: Benue, Enugu, Kwara and Osun States Small holder women farmers constitute about 70 percent of Agric labour force but they lack access to Agric […]

Ministry Of Women Affairs Wants CBN To Review Collateral For Granting Loan For Women

The Ministry of Women Affairs has indicated possible negotiation with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to review the collateral used in granting loan to women, saying a situation where certificate of occupancy is demanded as collateral from women who cannot even afford to buy a land is worrisome. This is coming as the CBN […]

Women Sent to Early Grave By Her Cruel Husband – Domestic Violence

For how long would innocent women continue to suffer from callous husbands, for how long would cruel husbands continue to send innocent women to early graves? Are we going to watch men who have no regard for womanhood to torture, disrespect and murder women? Women! it is time we fight for our right, let us stop giving silly excuses […]

Lady Bathed With Acid Cries For Help

Few months ago, Aladi Sule was a beautiful lady, until recently when her ex-lover, Kazeem  Abdullahi, bathed her with acid, fulfilled the promise he had earlier made to destry her beauty, leaving her in agony. Sule, 25, lies critically ill at the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, Kogi State.  Her body is wrapped in bandage,  from the head […]