WOMEN’S RIGHTS ADVOCATES POLICY ADVISORY FOR THE PREVENTION OF GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AND THE PROTECTION OF WOMEN AND GIRLS DURING THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

WOMEN’S RIGHTS ADVOCATES POLICY ADVISORY FOR THE PREVENTION OF GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AND THE PROTECTION OF WOMEN AND GIRLS DURING THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

We, the undersigned organizations recognize that since the outbreak of the 2019 novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a major mitigation strategy employed by governments worldwide is the imposition of lockdown of economic and social activities in a bid to curtail the...
Gender Equal Opportunity Bill 2016

Gender Equal Opportunity Bill 2016

Sponsored by Senator Biodun Olujinmi (PDP, Ekiti) in the Senate, this bill seeks to incorporate and enforce certain provisions of the United Nations CEDAW and other global/continental instruments on the rights of women in Africa.   Download full bill below....
WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 06, 2017

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 06, 2017

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 06, 2017 Women are more educated than men, but gender inequality persists, says new study Women in developed countries have surpassed men in level of education. Other gender equality measures, however, including equal pay and women in...

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 WARDC urges NBA to develop interest in women’s rights Worried by high rates of maternal mortality in some parts of Nigeria, Women Advocates and Research Documentation Centre (WARDC) has urged the Nigerian Bar Association...

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 The Results Are In: Women Are Great For Business, But Still Getting Pushed Out In the past several years, research has shown that the increase of women in leadership is helping businesses to thrive in unprecedented ways. The...

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 Singapore swears in first female president amid criticism Singapore has announced its first female president, who is also the first head of state to come from the county’s Malay community in almost five decades. Yet...

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 08, 2017

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 08, 2017 Damaging effects of unreported gender-based violence It should also be noted, the alarming rate at which sexual assault is experienced by adolescences. In a five-year study on sexual violence cases in Lagos, adolescents (ages...

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 More equality for a stronger economy Achieving gender equality is not merely a moral and social imperative for Côte d’Ivoire, but also an economic one. Were the country to successfully reduce current levels of discrimination...

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER AUGUST 25, 2017

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER AUGUST 25, 2017 Lagos @ 50: Women Group Organise Gender Dialogue A Non-Governmental Organisation, Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC), has called on policy makers in Nigeria to reassess the level and effectiveness of her...

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER AUGUST 18, 2017

WARDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTER AUGUST 18, 2017 History as Kenya set to have first women elected governors, senators Six women were on the verge of making political history in Kenya on Wednesday after they were elected to key seats that evaded female politicians in the last...