The Centre for Women Studies and Intervention is a non-Governmental, non-religious and not-for-profit Organisation registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission in 1999 with registration certificate (RC: 12,045) CWSI has its headquarters in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria and regional offices in Delta, Cross-River, Ebonyi and Kogi States
The Mission of the Organisation is to uphold the dignity of women and the girl-child through conscientisation and empowerment. CWSI is one of the bold initiatives of concerned citizens outside government to address the issues of marginalization, oppression and violence against women and the girl-child in all form especially by culture and poverty. Since inception, CWSI has been a vanguard of training women especially at the grassroots. Women who face an ever-present risk of social relegation so that they become politically aware, socially responsible and economically independent in order that thus empowered, they might become active in the promotion of a better world, on a balanced basis with men. We continue to organise Grassroots trainings and Mobilisation Campaign on the issues of inclusion of women in governance and Violence against Women across the country.
We have undertaken series of researches on root causes of gender based violence in five states of Nigeria and has been lobbying Legislators to make gender friendly laws that will help to put an end to such inhuman and degrading treatment on persons especially on women and the Girl child. To this end, the Centre is working assiduously towards the elimination of this impediment towards women’s development.
Core Values: Courage, Accountability, Integrity and Commitment.
Areas of activity: Social and Economic rights of women, Democratic governance, Reproductive Health Awareness.
My name is Sr. Chinyere Obinna. I am a Nun of the religious congregation of the Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus (HHCJ). The congregation I belong to is autonomous but with pontifical rights. I was called to the Nigerian Bar in November 2013, and presently working with Centre for Women Studies and Intervention Abuja (CWSI). My work in CWSI is a diversification of my vocation as a religious; a service to humanity outside the regular conventional practice of charity and evangelization. In the last Six years, I have been working with the Centre for Women’s Studies and Intervention (CWSI) Abuja Nigeria in the capacity of Assistant Legal Officer. My major responsibilities has been Human right education and implementation of Projects which have greater focus on vulnerable Women and Girls. In the course of my work which spans across four States (Kogi, Delta, Cross River and Ebonyi) I have and I am still having contact with numerous vulnerable women and girls whose human rights have been
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