Monthly Archives September 2014

Education & Economic Empowerment

Educating and economically empowering women means they are able to contribute greatly to their families, villages and nations. In Nigeria, over 70 percent of the population live below the poverty line on less than $1 a day, with 52 percent of rural women living below the poverty line,women constitute the majority of the poor, the unemployed, and the socially disadvantaged” (Ode Ojukwu,2007). To be able to read and write is to be empowered. The African saying “Educate a man, you educate one person, educate a woman and you educate a society
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Family Health & Nutrition

A total of 99% of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries, where 85% of the population lives. Maternal health continues to record high levels of mortality and morbidity in Kano State. Despite being the first to initiate free maternal and child health policy (2001) MMR still remains very high (1,600 deaths/100,000 births (NHDS 2008)). Free services are only available in secondary facilities as hospitals in the LGAs, whereas majority of the population in the State patronize are not managed by Kano State Government. Ajingi LGA, where IWEI is working, only has primary health facilities and TBAs are still the
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The Establishment of Women Legal Clinic Centers in Kano State in 6 Local Government areas

In 2013, IWEI received a $200,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation to carryout a 2 year project titled ‘The Establishment of Women Legal Clinic Centers in Kano State in 6 Local Government areas namely: Warawa, Wudil, Dawakin Tofa, Bichi, Rano and Garum Mallam. The aim of the Project is to improve the quality of life of women in rural communities in 6 local government areas (LGAs) in Kano State. PROJECT OBJECTIVES 1. Increase access to justice for women, girls and married adolescent girls by building their awareness and thereby, their capacity to claim / defend their fundamental human rights in
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Human Rights, Security and Peace building

Human Rights are those rights which every individual is entitled to irrespective of sex, religion, culture or colour, by virtue of their existence as a human being. It is an inalienable right. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. Article 1 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR):Many women and girls are denied their rights for no other reason than that they are female. Gender discrimination affects women and girls throughout their life time.
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