With limited access to health services and education, patriarchal norms, and mounting violence, Nigerian women are fighting to gain economic opportunities and equality. Common discriminatory practices, amplified by extremist groups, subject women and girls to dangers like forced early marriage and the possibility they will face violence for going to school.
When supported by her peers and given powerful tools and opportunities, even the most marginalized woman can develop her confidence and skills to transform her life, her family, and her community.
Over the past 25+ years, Women for Women International has reached nearly 76,000 women through our Stronger Women, Stronger Nations program.
Our Nigeria team spearheaded the organization’s first men’s engagement program to bring men into the conversation around gender equality. Since the beginning of the MEP, our team has engaged 11,500 men. In addition to this supplementary programming, the Change Agents program in Nigeria continues to thrive as graduates work with women in their communities to provide health references, connect with women involved in sexual violence cases, and build a larger network for women across the nation.