14 Leading Organizations Changing the Lives of Nigerian Women and Girls

Awesome Treasures Foundation: Founded by Jumoke Adenowo, Awesome Treasures is a faith-based organization supporting the overall growth and development of women leaders in Nigeria. Well known for its Woman of Purpose summit, Awesome Treasures connects women with one another and helps them to find their purpose. Website || Twitter || Facebook

 

AWP Network:  Founded by Mary Olushoga, AWP, which stands for African Women Power Network is one of the leading platform for African entrepreneurs. AWP has launched several initiatives to include the AWP Network Agropreneur Project, a training program helping women farmers hone their entrepreneurial skills, increase farming productivity, and household income. AWP also launched the DREAM project – a pitch competition for secondary school students in Lagos.

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DAWN: founded by Semhar Araia, the Diaspora African Women’s Network (DAWN) supports talented women and girls of the African diaspora focused on African affairs. Members of this organization are referred to as DAWNERS.   Website || Twitter || Facebook

 

KIND Nigeria: Founded by Hafsat Abiola-Costello, the Kudirat Initiative for Democracy promotes leadership development for young women. The organization aims to remove barriers to women’s public participation and end violence against women. Website || Twitter || Facebook 

 

Mirabel Rape Crisis Center: Founded by Itoro Eze-Anaba, the Mirabel Center is an initiative of Partnership for Justice, which supports victims of rape and sexual assault. The center provides survivors an opportunity to gain access to free forensic medical, legal and counseling services. Website || Twitter || Facebook

 

Moremi Initiative: provides mentoring, research and advocacy support through the MILEAD program which trains young African women and girls who take part in a year-long development program. Website || Twitter || Facebook

 

Nigerian Women Fund: founded in 2011 and led by Olufunke Baruwa, the Nigerian Women fund aims to increase the representation of women in Nigerian governance at all levels and address the growing concerns of the gender imbalance in elective and appointive positions. Website || Twitter || Facebook 

 

She Leads Africa: founded by Yasmin Belo-Osagie and Afua Osei, SheLeads Africa is dedicated to empowering the next generation of African Women entrepreneurs. Its flagship program, the Entrepreneur Showcase shines the spotlight on women driving Africa’s growth through leadership, commerce and innovation. At this event, participants compete for $15,000 in cash prizes, media features in international news outlets, and exclusive meetings with top investors. Website || Twitter || Facebook || Instagram

 

WAAW Foundation: founded by Unoma Okorafor and well-known for its summer camps and scholarships for African girls in STEM, the WAAW Foundation is on a mission is to empower girls throughout Africa by increasing the pipeline of girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Website || Twitter || Facebook || Instagram

 

Wellbeing Foundation: Founded by Toyin Saraki, Wellbeing foundation is dedicated to educating women on maternal, newborn and child health information. Well known for its hashtag #MaternalMonday, the organization seeks to empower women and improve their chances of accessing quality health services and improving health outcomes. Website || Twitter || Facebook 

 

WiMBiz: founded in 2002 by 14 individuals who identified a serious issue concerning women in the workplace and in business, particularly in the areas of leadership capacity building and avenues for networking for growth. WimBiz is well-known for increasing the proportion of women in senior positions in corporate organization and on boards. Website || Twitter || Facebook

 

WITIN: founded by Martha Alade, Women in Technology in Nigeria (WITIN) aims to educate, inspire and equip women and girls to pursue and retain careers in STEM and to embrace the emerging tech market. Website || Twitter || Facebook 

 

WTEC: founded by Oreoluwa Somolu-Lesi, WTEC, which stands for Women’s Technology Empowerment Center is a non-profit organization working to encourage Nigerian girls to use technology to empower themselves socially and economically. Well known for its technology camp, the organization prides itself in introducing young girls to technology and helping to develop their bright minds. Website || Twitter || Facebook

 

WOWE: founded by Tori Abiola, Montgomery West Africa organizes the Women of West Africa Entrepreneurship Conference (WOWe). Abiola organizes Women’s Entrepreneurship Day and the very well attended annual WoWe festival and entrepreneurship conference. Website || Twitter || Facebook 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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    One of my female students at Federal Polytechnic Oko who got divorced after many months of legal battle with her estranged husband, got a court order for the possession of her girl child but the man refused to obey the court order. The lady is been traumatised by the continued stay of the child with the man. The estranged husband is based in Kaduna while the lady is in Anambra state. She spoke to me about her plight as she have no other means of retrieving her child, hence this message.
    Her name is AMAZU GRACE NNEKA.
    Phone number: 07035362443.
    Hometown: Achina, Anambra state.

    You can contact her directly with the above phone number for more details about the case. Please help her recover her child as the trauma is affecting her academics, psychologically and emotionally wellbeing. Looking forward to hearing from you soonest in anticipation.
    Accept the assurances of my warm regards.
    Thanks.

    ENGR ALARIBE OBINNA VICTOR
    Dept of Agric Engineering Tech
    Federal Polytechnic Oko
    07031101443

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