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.
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. 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 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.
MEET WILPF NIGERIA ONLINE
Address: D9 C to C plaza, 8 Presidential Avenue Independence Layout, Enugu, Nigeria.
Email: info (a) wilpfnigeria.org